Jesus Christ Superstar – Brighouse Echo 27th March 2014

Jesus Christ Superstar – Brighouse Echo 27th March 2014

Brighouse Theatre Productions have been getting ‘Superstar’ support for their forthcoming show.

Published on the 27th March 2014

David Slattery

A ‘Break-a-Leg’ message has been recorded for inclusion in the Elaine Page show on Radio 2 on March 30 between 1pm and 3pm. And a good luck card has been sent to the cast by Ben Foster who won the ITV ‘Superstar’ programme as Andrew Lloyd Webber led the search for a singer to take the role of Jesus in the arena tour of the show.

“Please enjoy the show and love it as much as I do,” Ben wrote to the Brighouse cast.

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ is at Brighouse Civic Hall from Tuesday, April 1 to Saturday, April 5. It was last performed in Brighouse in 1984 – and taking the role of Jesus then was David Slattery who has happy memories of being involved in the show. This time round he takes the part of Roman governor Pontius Pilate.

“ ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ will always be a special show for me and I wanted to be part of it again. Back in 1984 it was my first principal role and show. Ben Guilfoyle, who plays Jesus this time, and Luke Flacks, who plays Judas, are doing really well in their parts.”

Since making his stage debut in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, David has appeared on many shows. He has been an extra in ‘Emmerdale’ and ‘Coronat ion Street’ and sung in clubs for 20 years. Born in Halifax and now living in Huddersfield, he has been involved in the travel industry since living school. The show is produced by Jayne Davison with musical direction by Mark Breen and the cast also includes Amy Roche as Mary.

Well-known musical numbers include ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’ and ‘Superstar’.

Evening performances start at 7.15pm and the matinee on Saturday, April 5 is at 2.15pm. Tickets are available from 01484 402435 or at Ryecorn Wholefoods tomorrow and on Saturday from 10am to 1pm.