“Jesus Christ Superstar – Live Arena Tour” is a stage musical that was first performed in 1970, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The production has been adapted for various mediums over the years, including film and television, and in 2012 it was brought to life on stage once again for a live arena tour.
The show retells the last week of Jesus’ life through the eyes of Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples, and features iconic songs such as “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Superstar”. The live arena tour was directed by Laurence Connor, and starred Tim Minchin as Judas, Melanie C as Mary Magdalene, and Chris Moyles as King Herod.
The production was notable for its use of a large-scale set, including a massive cross-shaped stage that spanned the entire arena. The performers interacted with the audience, making use of the space and creating a dynamic and immersive experience.
“Jesus Christ Superstar – Live Arena Tour” received critical acclaim for its energetic performances and inventive staging. It was also successful commercially, breaking box office records and playing to sold-out crowds across the UK.
Duration: 105 min.