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Jesus Christ Superstar @ 02 Arena

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by Bastion Harrison (subscribe)
Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from
Published December 5th 2012
A holy satisfying performance

Is anyone else a fan of Andrew Lloyd's Reality TV shows, where he searches for someone to play his next leading role?

I have no interest in the melodramatic X-Factor or Britain's Got Talent, which is more about making spectacle of deluded contestants who think they can sing or dance, than actually bringing quality entertainment.

There's no doubt that it has brought many people's dreams come true, but Andrew Lloyd Webber manages to do the same thing without humiliating the less gifted contestants. He also opens up a whole world of opportunities for the runners up, who go on to star in other performances.

What I also like about his reality programmes is that we, the audience then have the opportunity to see our chosen winner perform on stage.

First we had to solve the problem of Maria, and found Connie Fisher, then Lee Mead put on Joseph's techni-coloured dream coat. The year following, Jodie Pringer won the role of Nancy for the Oliver Twist musical, and not long afterwards Danielle Hope put on a pair of red slippers.

I watched each series, including the latest, Jesus Christ Superstar. To be honest, I wanted Roger Wright to win because I saw him in The Lion King Musical . Although he didn't make it, I was not disappointed when Ben Forester got the part.

The first production was in September and got great reviews; The Independent said is passed with "flying, high-rock tenor colours".

Now the musical is returning to the 02 Arena on the 13th March. Tickets become available from the 7th December and cost between 30-65. Shows will be at 6.30pm
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Why? See the Jesus you voted for perform
When: 13th March onwards
Phone: 0844 856 0202
Where: 02 Arena
Cost: 30-65
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