Sir William Borlase's Grammar School

Jesus Christ Superstar Senior Production

Sir Tim Rice attends outstanding Borlase production of Jesus Christ Superstar!

On Monday, February 5th, the Company onstage and off were delighted, and a little daunted to have the writer of Jesus Christ Superstar attend their opening night in The Mountfield Theatre. The senior musical, in the year of the school’s 400th Anniversary, was a spectacular celebration of the musical, acting and technical talents of the students at Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School where the Performing Arts are highly valued within the school’s curriculum and wider activities at the school. 

The production of the rock opera first performed in 1972 set the story on a modern, hi-tech stage where the performers delivered impressive vocal and physical interpretations of all the roles. 

At the end of the performance Sir Tim Rice spoke to the audience and cast about the show that he said “got the careers of Andrew Lloyd Webber and I off the ground”. His commentary on the Borlase production was full of superlatives: “ The performers were beyond doubt terrific. The choreography, not a foot was put wrong; the band, the lighting, the sound - I couldn’t thank you enough”. Sir Tim spent time speaking to the cast and crew and to the staff who had directed the production. Sir Tim starts the tour of his biographical show, My Life in Musicals at the Wycombe Swan on April 27th which many of the cast are excited about attending.