Rocky at Forty: Ben Forster plays BradDate: 18 December 2012
Following his performance as Jesus in the arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, another of the unlikely cast members is Ben Forster.
How do you go from playing Jesus to playing Brad in one step?
The show is a complete contrast. I have a totally different character, and role, and it’s something that I can have a lot of fun with for a few months. I really want to do that after spending so long dying, and getting strung up, and stuff so, for me, it will be a really nice change and it was really appealing when I got offered it.
Performing in Jesus Christ Superstar must have been very emotionally taxing.
But now you get to play a nerd!
I talked to you a couple of times in the run up to playing Jesus and you told me about your preparations for that role. How do you prepare for something like this?
I am very worried about dealing with all the heckling though. I’m wondering if I should try and prepare some answers or if I should just get used to all the abuse. I like the idea of being abused like that so I’ll probably take it all in my stride after a while, but I think I’ll need a thick skin. It’s a very exciting prospect.
And after you leave the tour of Rocky Horror, I understand that you’re back to being strung up on a daily basis.
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