Jesus Christ Superstar
Thursday 4 October 2012
Price: Tickets are on sale from 9am on Friday 18 May priced at £65.00, £55.00 & £45.00 (plus booking and transaction fees)
Available from The Ticket Factory: www.theticketfactory.com or 0844 338 8000
This October, Birmingham’s NIA will be celebrating 40 years of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary rock classic Jesus Christ Superstar, with a special arena tour production starring Tim Minchin, Melanie C and Chris Moyles.
Award-winning musical comedian Tim Minchin will be taking the role of ‘Judas Iscariot’, with three million album selling pop icon and former Spice Girl Melanie C taking the only female lead as ‘Mary Magdalene’. BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show host Chris Moyles will make his major stage debut as ‘King Herod’, in what is set to be one of the biggest and most impressive arena tours to hit the UK.
The ITV primetime show ‘Superstar’ will give the UK public the chance to decide who will play the starring role of ‘Jesus’, with a panel of live show judges led by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Andrew Lloyd Webber said:
“Jesus Christ Superstar began life as an album followed by a sell-out arena tour of the US. Our very first show was at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where we played to over 13,000 people. Tim and I have always wanted to take Superstar back to its roots and we are both delighted that it will finally play an arena tour in the UK. We’re thrilled to have such great talent in the cast for the new show – they are all true ambassadors of UK entertainment. The re-mastered album sounds fantastic and we hope that fans both old and new will enjoy it.”
Tim Minchin said:
"As a huge fan of Jesus Christ Superstar, I've always thought it needed 3 key things: a big cast and band; loads of volume; and me playing Judas. I've been in two small productions of the show, and understudied the big man both times. I am really bloody excited about this."
Melanie C said:
"I have been lucky enough to perform at arenas across the globe and to star in London's West End but taking on the role of Mary Magdalene in the incredible Jesus Christ Superstar has to be one my most exciting challenges to date.”
Chris Moyles said:
"To receive a phone call from Andrew is very cool, but then when he asks you to be in his musical that's pretty amazing and there is only one thing to respond with... And that is yes! Absolutely! My mum’s gonna be well excited!"
Tickets are on sale from 9am on Friday 18 May priced as £65.00, £55.00 & £45.00 (plus booking and transaction fees). They are available from The Ticket Factory: www.theticketfactory.com or 0844 338 8000.
To find out more about the show, and for everything else that’s coming up at the NIA, visit www.thenia.co.uk.