Jesus Christ Superstar

Musicals and Opera (musical theatre)

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Jesus Christ Superstar is back and will once again be rocking the main stage at the Rose Theatre. With lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. This is an amateur production by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Limited.

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Graeme Luke 112 days ago


Another superb show from Captivate that was worth all of the 90 Minutes.

The cast is strong and vibrant and both Oliver and Colum were mind-blowing in their portrayals of Jesus and Judas.

This is yet another must see show by this superb company. Don't miss It!

Billy Paterson 112 days ago

Watched Jesus Christ superstar yesterday and loved it Jesus Judas and Linzi where the best only thing was when the whole band was playing was struggling to hear them sing but overall loved it and all the energy that went into it

C McKay 115 days ago

Seen this last year and had to come back to see if it was just as good. And it did not disappoint.
One of the best pieces of musical theatre I've ever seen and beat the last professional tour productions of this show by miles.
The whole cast are so full of energy, the band are terrific (all those complaining about the sound clearly sitting too close, and it is a rock musical!) and the voices are amazing.
The actors playing Jesus and Judas are beyond talented and whether it's their powerful solo numbers or intense face offs, you'll find it hard to hear anything much better than these two. Will definitely be back before the end of the run. 5 stars, well done to everyone involved in this production.

Emma Paton 115 days ago

Fantastic show with Judas, Jesus and Pilate stand outs for me! Enthusiastic performances from the full cast with a lot of talent on stage. Band were fantastic if just a little too loud at times. The flautist was great. Would recommend.

Sandra McGuire 116 days ago

Went to see this on Monday, absolutely loved it! Cannot recommend highly enough.

Alastair McInnes 116 days ago

Captivate consistently produce high-quality shows but this is great even by their high standards. Even better that last year's production (though the cast appears to be largely the same). That said, I would echo the other comments that the music could be toned down a bit. Actually all the amplification could be toned down - the volume was almost painful at times. So the advice here is to sit quite well back - you won't be disappointed.

Stephen Cronin 118 days ago

It’s mentioned elsewhere in audience reviews but please don’t cock up a great production because of a technical problem. The band sound has to be tamed. The first 3/4 rows of seats are unusable but even for the rest of the auditorium the balance is off. It’s very difficult I do know. Turn guitar amps down, turn keyboards down even if necessary put up sound absorbing screens. It’s easy.
Otherwise the show is brilliant. Superb performances, great energy, great choreography, and innovative staging.
Lots of great components but scourging was as good as I’ve seen and the boxes into the cross were ace.
It’s a great show. It’s always hard with band out front at the same level as the audience. Please tame the sound.

Ruth Bennett 118 days ago

Five Stars! This show is one of my favourites I have seen this fringe. Principles and Ensemble alike are both as amazing as each other! Colum and Oliver both portray the roles exceptionally with super vocals which gave our whole group goosebumps. Lewis Kerr is the most talented dancer I have ever seen including west end productions. Liam Forrester is absolutely brilliant and fits the role of Peter amazingly. This young man is going places! Great show and a must see this fringe.

Louise Tuckwood 118 days ago

Sarah Tuckwood 120 days ago

Wow! An amazing piece of musical theatre brought bang up to date. Judas, Jesus and Mary are outstanding. Colum Findlay embodies the role of Judas and the audience shares his every emotion. A professional slick production filled with energy. One not to be missed!

Kevin 120 days ago

I am a big fan of JCSS and for me this was a hugely enjoyable show. The energy and enthusiasm were palpable and it was better than at least one “professional” production that I have seen.

Special shout out has to go to the Pharisees who took sinister to the next level. Truly outstanding. But well done to everyone.

Only slight criticism is that at times the singers couldn’t be heard above the band. Maybe it’s a particularly challenging venue but unfortunately it did detract from an otherwise excellent performance.

Janette Hannah 120 days ago

A superb show. Great performances from all but Judas outshone the rest with Mary Magdalene a close second. Well done to all.

Paul MacDonald 120 days ago

As with some of the other reviewers, I enjoyed this show overall but there were some moments where I felt the immersion was lost. This is a show which can easily become cheesy and pantoesque and parts of this felt that way. There were some very good moments though, Mary's "I don't know how to love him" being a stand out for me.

Stella 120 days ago

I listen to this musical on Spotify all the time! I've watched twice of it, and I've just bought one more ticket again! An impressive show. Judas and Mary, and the band are outstanding.

Nancy Tines 121 days ago

JCSS has not to be missed. The young man who played Judas really did steal the show. His passion for his craft was very evident in his performance. What a voice! And not forgetting the rest of the cast. They were amazing.

Stewart 122 days ago

This show is a outstandingly mixed production.

Judas was great standing head and shoulders above many professional performers to take on the part! Jesus was a very modern take on the questioning leader while Mary brought a lot of warmth and strong emotions to each of her scenes.
The energy sparking off stage with the dancing from the chorus was astonishing, you could feel the love and care put in by each of them even at the back of the theatre.

It is a pity then the childish and sometimes under rehearsed moves did not match this enthusiasm, particularly in Herod's song which unfortunately while funny was a let down in comparison to other leads in the company such as the main trio and the priests.

The band were at times much too loud to hear the cast which is a shame as it is a great score and they do bring the rock and roll needed for the show, but could do with some more balance in the sound.

Lindy 123 days ago

We have seen this company many times, and are always impressed. Today's JCSS was great, but frustrating. Individual performances were outstanding - Mary and Judas were absolute stand outs - Jesus was a bit too laid back for our liking, but we got the feeling that he had been directed this way... it didn't gel. Not all the main parts were strong, and it felt somehow unrehearsed. The chorus were full of energy, but there were quite a few blunders and people forgetting words. The worst thing was the imbalance between the sound of the live music and the singing. The music was way, way too loud, and at some points we really couldn't hear the singing - which was such a shame as they were really putting their hearts and souls into it. Everyone was talking about it on the way out - it's hard to believe that the production team haven't done something about it up to now. The stars of the show just about carried it, but they shouldn't have to work so hard to shine - and they are being badly let down by the set up. If you do go to see this, sit right at the back as far away from the musicians as possible.

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All Edinburgh Theatre (3/5 stars) 110 days ago

Captivate Theatre rock Jesus Christ Superstar at the Rose Theatre, spotlighting some spectacular performers from the Edinburgh’s amateur theatrical scene. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera, loosely based on the Gospel accounts of Christ’s final days, first moved from concept album onto Broadway in 1971 – with mixed...

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ThreeWeeks (3/5 stars) 116 days ago

Returning with one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hardest musicals to perform, Fringe regulars Captivate Theatre take to the stage with ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’. This was a challenging show for an amateur cast to undertake, but a special mention must go to Linzi Devers, whose rendition of ‘I Don’t Know How...

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 120 days ago

Jesus Christ Superstar, along with perhaps Sunset Boulevard, is one of the most difficult Lloyd-Webber rock operas to stage, and it’s an act of either extreme courage or foolhardiness on the part of Captivate Theatre to mount a production of this show with an amateur cast. Particularly on what looks...

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