Princethorpe College stages world's first virtual production of Jesus Christ superstar - The Rugby Observer

Princethorpe College stages world's first virtual production of Jesus Christ superstar

Rugby Editorial 5th May, 2021   0

A WORLD first was achieved by Princethorpe College when it put on an entirely virtual production of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar.

Students at the college individually recorded virtual performances which were then edited together to produce a completely virtual show – which the musical’s rights holders confirmed had never been attempted before.

The show, directed by Jess Newborough and Gil Cowlishaw from the college’s Music and Performing Arts team, told the story of Christ’s arrest and crucifixion, featuring songs including Gethsemane, I Don’t Know How To Love Him and Superstar.

It was a continuation of a series of virtual concerts and collaboration projects which the college has streamed over the last year, allowing pupils to continue to perform.




Director of Music Gil Cowlishaw said: “In ‘normal’ times, we would have never been allowed to make a movie musical, but the college has proved that virtual performances can work.

“It took a lot of determination and ‘can do’ Princethorpe spirit, but the hours of rehearsing, performance and editing were certainly worth it.


“Feedback on the production was enthusiastic, with audience comments including ‘You completely owned it’ and ‘We are absolutely astounded by you all!’”

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