Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Who will be the new Jesus?

Who will be the new Jesus? A week full of closings and new beginnings.

A TV search for Jesus...
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s newest TV talent search show has been announced and this time he is looking to cast Jesus and Judas for the new revival of his show Jesus Christ Superstar. He has had previous successes with his searches for Maria, Joseph, Nancy and Dorothy and this time Lloyd Webber is teaming with ITV rather than the BBC.

The end is nigh…
It has been one of the hottest tickets around since it opened originally at the Royal Court in 2009. After a hugely successful West End transfer at the Apollo Theatre, Jerusalem finally closed late last week. The critically acclaimed show has had fans queuing from the early hours of the morning as it sold out almost immediately. This show has had such an amazing impact on audiences and critics alike the closing truly marks the end of a West End era.

A new ruckus of plays…
A few plays to look out for over the next few weeks for all you fellow theatre lovers:
Belt Up’s The Boy James returns to the stage this January in association with Southwark Playhouse playing at The Goldsmith from 25th January – 11th February.

Frantic Assembly’s new show Love Song opened this week, which is a collaboration with writer Abi Morgan at the Lyric Hammersmith about the lives of a couple in a very normal relationship both presently and in the future.

Royal Holloway graduates Max and Ivan started a run of their show Max and Ivan: Are Holmes and Watson at the Soho Theatre this week. The comedy duo are performing the rest of the run from 19th-21st January. 

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