SUPERSTAR Arena Tour to Relaunch in March 2013; Tim Minchin, Melanie C, Ben Forster to Return

SUPERSTAR Arena Tour to Relaunch in March 2013; Tim Minchin,  Melanie C, Ben Forster to Return

The Really Useful Group and AEG Live today announced the return of the hugely successful UK arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's legendary rock classic Jesus Christ Superstar.

The show returns to the UK by popular demand, after receiving overwhelming praise during its inaguaral UK run from both audiences and critics alike. The run was seen by over 150,000 thousand people, breaking previous audience records with 74,000 fans seeing the show its opening weekend.

Award-winning Tim Minchin as 'Judas Iscariot', Spice Girl Melanie C as 'Mary Magdalene' and Chris Moyles as 'King Herod'. Winner of ITV's Superstar, Ben Forster, also returns in the title role of 'Jesus'.

Andrew Lloyd Webber says: "Last year's tour was the first-ever UK arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar and it surpassed our expectations. The response from audiences across the UK and Ireland was overwhelming and the show was everything I had hoped for. It's great news that fans will have a final chance to see the show with the original arena tour cast of Tim Minchin, Mel C, Chris Moyles, Ben Forster and Alex Hanson."

Celebrating over 40 years since it first opened in London's West End, these final dates of Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour kick off in Nottingham on 10th March before visiting London, Liverpool, Cardiff, Manchester and Newcastle. The tour culminates in Birmingham on 28th March:

10th March - Nottingham Capital FM arena

13th March - London O2 Arena

15th March - Liverpool Echo Arena

17th March - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

24th March - Manchester Arena

26th March - Newcastle Metro Arena

28th March - Birmingham NIA

Tickets for the UK tour priced £30-65 will be on sale from 9.00am on Friday 7th December.

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