Jesus Christ Superstar Athens show cancelled due to 'economic uncertainty'
The production was due to form part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival next month
A production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar at the Odeon Of Herodes Atticus in Athens, Greece, has been cancelled due to the current economic crisis gripping the country.
The production starring reality show winner Ben Forster in the titular role and featuring a cast of British talent including Tim Prottey-Jones and Niall Sheehy, was due to form part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival on July 3 and 4.
Ticket holders are advised to contact their point of sale.
Some of the cast have taken to twitter to express their disappointment at the cancellation of the show, which also had a 10 week US tour cancelled last year:
1/2 I am so so sorry to inform you all that @JCSTheMusical in Athens has been postponed. Due to the economic climate there. I was ...— Ben Forster (@thebenforster) June 29, 2015
Sadly, @JCSTheMusical in Athens has been cancelled due to the economic crisis over there. Such a shame for all involved xx— Tim Prottey-Jones (@TimProtteyJones) June 29, 2015
I'm sorry to say that JCS in Athens has been cancelled due to the economic uncertainty. Sorry to everyone who bought tickets. x— Niall Sheehy (@niallsheehy) June 29, 2015
More importantly, I want to wish the people of Greece good luck for these testing times. I'm sure it can't be an easy time for families. x— Niall Sheehy (@niallsheehy) June 29, 2015
A production of the show is currently touring the UK starring Glenn Carter, Tim Rogers and Rachel Adedeji. Click here for more information.