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Jesus Christ Superstar (Captivate Theatre)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2019

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 To Love Him’ was beautifully sung. Throughout the show numerous cast members entered from the audience space and, while this worked for certain numbers, the constant moving of personnel from one side of the stage to the other via the auditorium was rather distracting. Overall, though, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ is an ambitious musical, here performed successfully by a promising young cast.

Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Natalie Holman]