Theatre fans, you’re in for a treat today! Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have announced that they will be relaying live performances of Jesus Christ Superstar: The Concert from 19 August.
This exciting news means 5,000 additional ticketholders will be able to enjoy the production via a giant screen on the venue’s lawn which will be divided into individual 1.2msq areas, ensuring social distancing.
Thanks to Blue-i Theatre Technology Ltd, five high definition cameras will relay the production to an LED screen delivering a vivid visual experience at both matinee and evening performances. Tickets for Superstar On-Screen will initially be available for performances from 19 – 30 August with all tickets priced at £20 and unreserved.
William Village, Executive Director, commented: “With the support of everyone involved, we are delighted to have found a way to enable an extended audience to experience live theatre this summer. Government guidance has required us to reduce the capacity of our auditorium by over two-thirds. For an unfunded theatre, this makes financing the ambitious, award-winning, large-scale musical reinventions for which we are known almost impossible. The live relay will help us attempt to make this revival economically viable, but innovative add-ons such as these are not a panacea for the industry. The future of theatre across the country and the livelihoods of our world-class creative talent and workforce remain in serious peril. Theatres urgently need to be allowed to open safely at full capacity as other industries have begun to, so that we can fully play our part in the nation’s economic and social recovery.”
You’ll also be pleased to know that selected MOREoutdoor Monday comedy events will also be available On-Screen at half the auditorium price, including Mischief Movie Night, Jimmy Carr, Canned Laughter and Russell Brand.
With lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, it’s well worth snapping up tickets to this brilliant summer event. Visit openairtheatre.com to grab your tickets now.