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Matinee performance added for Superstar at the O2 Arena

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A matinee show has been added to the forthcoming run of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar at the O2 Arena.

The extra performance, which has been scheduled  "due to demand", will take place on Saturday 22 September, with tickets going on sale today (17 July).

The production will star the winner of the current ITV casting show Superstar (follow our blog here), alongside Tim Minchin as Judas Iscariot, Melanie C as Mary Magdalene and Chris Moyles as King Herod.

The Jesus shortlist comprises: Ben Forster, David Hunter, Dirk Johnston, Jeff Anderson, Nathan James, Niall Sheehy, Roger Wright, Rory Taylor, Jon Moses and Tim Prottey-Jones. The winner will be announced on 25 July.

The last major London production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which tells of the political and interpersonal struggles of Judas Iscariot and Jesus, was at the Lyceum Theatre in 1997. The show includes hits such as "I Don't Know How to Love Him", "Gethsemane" and "Superstar", and has proved one of the most popular of the Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice collaborations.

The tour kicks off at London's O2 Arena on 21 September, before visiting: Glasgow SECC (25 September), Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (28 September), Manchester Arena (30 September), Cardiff Motorpoint (2 October), Birmingham NIA (4 October), Belfast Odyssey (9 October), Dublin O2 (12 October), Liverpool Echo Arena (16 October), Nottingham Capital FM Arena (19 October) and Sheffield Motorpoint (21 October).


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