20th Century Flicks:
Dir: Norman Jewison, 1973, USA, 102 mins, Cert: PG
Thu 25 April // 20:00
Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)
Co-written by the director and Melvyn Bragg (based on the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera of the same name) Jesus Christ Superstar remains a compelling, politically-astute and just plain groovy retelling of the days leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. Featuring acclaimed performances from Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson as Jesus and Judas, the vibrant cast sing, dance and sweat their way through JC's last days, covering Marxist utopianism, despotism, faith-based realpolitik, romance and the power of martyrdom on their way.
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