The Starring Lincoln Theatre Company and Lincoln Cathedral have worked in partnership to produce Jesus Christ Superstar, 2015 & 2016, Jekyll & Hyde, 2017 and Oliver! in 2019. We are working towards a production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a new musical based on the Disney cartoon. The large-scale, community project is produced by a voluntary team, led by Ben Poole, to engage as many local participants as possible to produce spectacular theatrical events in the breathtaking arena of the cathedral nave. Having sold out the acclaimed productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, Jekyll & Hyde and Oliver!, they are once again looking forward to beginning rehearsals for next year’s production shortly.
This is theatre made in Lincoln by the people of Lincoln in Lincoln’s, if not the world’s, most beautiful building. The company is truly inclusive, open to all and free to access. Participation is its key value, with Ben saying “he won’t be happy until there are more performers than audience!”