Jesus Christ Superstar
13 - 17 May 2014

Director and choreographer: Ray Jeffery
Musical director: Rachel Glover

The Haymarket, Basingstoke
Evenings: 7:30 pm, Saturday matinees: 2:30 pm

A stunning production of the legendary rock musical set in Roman occupied Jerusalem, during the last seven days of the life of Christ and seen through the eyes of Judas.

Director Ray Jeffery takes the musical back to its 1970's roots in this dynamic reinterpretation, with costumes set in the colourful era of flower power - a radical time when notions of faith and love were redefined.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s score includes the well-known hits I Don’t Know How To Love HimEverything’s AlrightKing Herod’s SongHeaven on Their Minds and of course Superstar.

Box office tel: 01256 844244
Group bookings tel: 01256 366935

Full price tickets: £20
Price includes Anvil Arts £1 per ticket booking fee

Over 65s & full-time students: £1 off
Children (16 & under): £14
Group booking rate available


PRESS Reviews

"Talented newcomers mesh brilliantly with established BATS performers in the amateur group’s latest production."

The Basingstoke Gazette - Read full review

"A fine piece of theatre and another style conquered by BATS – congratulations."

Newbury Weekly News - Read full review

"This is undoubtedly a top-drawer production.  This interpretation is a must-see experience."

The Farnham Herald - Read full review

Audience Feedback

Marvellous. Only wish Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice had been in the audience. They would certainly have given many of the cast a job
— Lyn Hardy
The production was truly superb! This was our first BATS show and we were highly impressed by the quality. Wonderful casting with voices truly matching the characters, acting that portrayed the full range of emotions, choreography appropriate to the scenes and a very high standard of musical accompaniment.
— Keith Watson
I’ve seen the show many times over the years and yours stood out up there with the best with some excellent singers. Thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
— Heather Holland
I wanted to congratulate the cast on a fantastic performance - it was really well done and all the main characters were excellent (singing and acting). I would highly recommend it if you’re looking to see an amateur dramatic performance
— Carolyn Meaklim

Production Photos


Jesus Christ
Jamie Trick

Judas Iscariot
Stephen Westwood

Mary Magdalene
Laura Newborough

Russell Barrett

Shaun Blake

Pontius Pilot
Gavin Brooker

King Herod
Paul Morris

Peter - A Fisherman
Joe Humberstone

Simon - The Zealote
Ian Moseley

Andrew - A Fisherman
Ian 'Spud' Smith

John - A Fisherman
Gareth Jones

Anthony Bevan

Thomas - The Doubter
Stuart Baker

James - The Lesser
James Young

Craig Nolan

James - A Fisherman
Richard Bond

Philip - A Fisherman
Liam Brelsforth

Matthew - A Tax Collector
Anthony Mitchell

Female Apostles ( * = Dancers): Kirtsy Bennett*, Lauren Blaxill*, Charlotte Clifforth, Victoria Elliott*, Katie Ferguson*, Roxanne Gambill, Luannsa Goodman*, Jade Hollingshead*, Judith Ifould, Abigail Parsons, Katie Rose, Liz Scorey

Priests: Andrew Spaak, Colin Webb, Nick Willoughby

Populace: Beth Downham, James Farmer, Charlie Hammond, Craig Saunders, Myra Ward, Carol West

Children: Oliver Edwards, Ekka Newborough, Sophia Newborough, Olly Sanvoisin

Creative team

Director and Choreographer
Ray Jeffrey

Musical Director
Rachel Glover

Assistant to the Director
Judith Ifould

Additional Choreography
Nick Brannam

Dance Captain
Julie Morris

Production Manager
Ian Moseley

Stage Manager
Steve Brannam

Deputy Stage Manager
Nick Horsey

Stage Crew
Colin Eales, Andy Forster, Leigh Goodger, Matt Harrison, Nick Mison, Sarah Mison, Gill Phipps, Tony Ward

Lighting Design
Gareth Jones, John Jones, Rob Wilson

Lighting and Follow Spot Operators
Jillian Brannam, Julie Morris, Devon Eales, Sam Reynolds

Sound Design and Hire
Daniel Paine - Spinaudio

Scenery Hire
Euro Hire

Crucifix Supplied By
Anne Higgins

Props Coordinator
Roxanne Gambill and Craig Nolan

Additonal Props Manufacture
Mike McKeown

Wardrobe Coordinators
Abigail Parsons and Judith Ifould

Ace Theatrical Costumiers, BATS wardrobe, Members of BATS

Christine Dollery, Tracey Gonzato, Theresa Hollingshead

Child Protection Officer
Sally Manning

Members of BATS

Marketing and Sales Officer
Bryn Hughes

Marketing and Sales Team
David Allard, Laura Balment, Gavin Brooker, Ian Moseley, Craig Nolan

Show Photographs
James Peer Photography

Programme Creation
Nick Brannam, Laura Balment, Bryn Hughes

*The small print
Concessions - Apply to full price tickets for all performances. One discount per ticket  |  Registered disabled: please enquire at the box office  |  Group discount: (10+ people same show): £1 off full price or concessions  |  No other concessions apply.

Licensing information

By Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
By arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd.

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