Jesus Christ Superstar wows audiences in Stockport

NK Theatre Jesus Christ Superstar

Days have passed and the hairs are still standing up on the back of my neck – thanks to NK Theatre Arts in Stockport.

NK Theatre Arts latest production of Jesus Christ Superstar was one of the most impressive and professionally delivered amateur dramatics I have ever seen (ever).

A packed performance full of emotion, energy and a staggering amount of talent.

The choreography was faultless and each member delivered a meaningful and exact performance, drawing the audience into the story throughout the performance.

Created by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, the original rock musical hit Broadway in 1971 and has stunned audiences worldwide ever since and now stunning Stockport!

Chris Grixti as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar NK Theatre
Chris Grixti as Judas

NK Theatre delivered a modern day and contemporary version which told the story of the last 7 days in the life of Jesus Christ but in a world we know today. Riot police, politicians, a baseball cap wearing Judas plus a leather jacket clad Herod !

The production was Directed by Kerry Day who was the founder of Northern Kids Theatre Company in 1986 and oversaw its transition to NK Theatre Arts as it is today located at the Forum Theatre in Romiley.

The vocals were punchy and complimented the live band with excellent acoustics and lighting.

Despite a full house, the bar area was easy to get a drink pre-performance and during the interval with very welcoming front of house staff.

I was simply speechless at the end of the show. The lead roles by Dominic Stannage (Jesus) and Emma Jane Ramsden (Mary) were of West End quality. The emotion and belief in each song drew many of the audience to tears.

NK Theatre have various productions throughout the year and are holding auditions for thier production of Monty Pythons Spamalot. Oh yes they are!

Well done NK Theatre and all the company.