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Jesus Christ Superstar: Live Arena Tour (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, Musical | Video 19 November 2012
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Celebrating 40 years since it first opened in London's West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

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Jesus Christ Superstar is a musical spectacular, containing the story of the last few days of Jesus. In this version of the film, the director has decided to put a twist and make everything modern and high-tec.

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Credited cast:
... Judas
... Mary Magdalane (as Melanie C.)
Chris Moyles ... King Herod
Ben Forster ... Jesus Christ
Alexander Hanson ... Pontius Pilate
Pete Gallagher ... Caiaphas
Gerard Bentall ... Annas
Michael Pickering ... Peter
... Simon Zealotes
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Jeff Anderson ... Ensemble
Michelle Antrobus ... Ensemble
Jack Booth ... Ensemble
Alice Capitani ... Ensemble
Ian Carlyle ... Ensemble
Leon Craig ... Ensemble
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Celebrating 40 years since it first opened in London's West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

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Pete Gallagher, who plays Caiaphas, played one of the other priests in Great Performances: Jesus Christ Superstar (2000). See more »

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During the first act, Jesus' bracelets on his right wrist come and go throughout the numbers, from one camera angle to another, within a seconds. In the second act, they stay on his wrist. See more »

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Pure enjoyment
3 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

I never went to see this show at the theatre, didn't get the opportunity, but knew the music and saw snatches on TV over the years.

I watched the Arena Tour on TV - what a truly wonderful experience. I couldn't take my eyes off. It was now a proper rock musical - I haven't been so enthralled or impressed since I went to see Hair in 1969, but this surpassed that by miles. Well done, a wonderful show with excellent performances; Tim Minchin was just superb, as was Mel C, and Ben Forster was so powerful at times it hurt. The ensemble cast were wonderful too.

Changing the time worked very well, there are parallels with today which you cannot ignore and which made it even more dramatic. The set design was superb, the costume quite stunning.

Yes, I enjoyed it! I just wanted to be there soaking it all up!


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