Comedy

Reviewed:Jesus Christ Superstar at BGE Theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s  Jesus Chirst Superstar (JCS), starring Tim Minchin has returned to Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin with an explosive new production.

The ground-breaking rock opera produced and directed by Bill Kenwright opened at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, on Tuesday, 3 February and will run until 14 February.

JCS tells the story of the last seven days in the life of Jesus Christ seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. The show has been an audience favourite playing world-wide since 1971.

Wednesday night I attended the second performance of the 2015 tour of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.

JCS, was an extremly powerful performance. The superb set included an enormous wooden halo hanging over the stage, that was used throughout the musical to demonstrate location and emotion. With a singular set throughout, lighting effects became key to help identify each scene. The use of the moving stairs ensured that the single set never became boring.

The main cast members included Glen Carter (Jesus), Tim Rogers (Judas),
Former XFactor contestants Rachel Adedeji (Mary) and Rhydian Roberts ( Pontius Pilot). All cast member wore the traditional clothing as you would imagine from that time.

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There was one main stand out moment in JCS for me on the night. This was the crucifixtion scene. The crucifixtion was a very powerful scene and slightly horrifying. This might not be what some would want from a night at the theatre, but nonetheless it did give a very realistic picture.

Overall Jesus Christ Superstar was a very moving production.

Jesus Christ Superstar is open at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre until 14 February 2015.

Tickets are on sale now.

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