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Jesus Christ Superstar

March 7, 2013

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest incarnation of his musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” as an arena tour starring the people’s choice Ben Forster as Jesus is impressive. The sold out crowd at Birmingham’s NIA Arena last night gave a standing ovation to Tim Minchin as Judas, Melanie C as Mary Magdelene, Chris Moyles as Herod and Ben as Jesus. 

My praise goes to the design by Mark Fisher identifying “the twelve” and Jesus with the people of the tent city of the Occupy movement in the battle of the 99% against the 1%. The banners for “Profit over people”, “Rome lies”, “Banks Steal”, and “Consume this” all examples of how this production translates the message of Jesus into the language of today.



From → Theatre

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