The remake of Jesus Christ Superstar set to open at London’s O2 arena this summer will feature a piece of gingerness, with the eccentric and talented Tim Minchin playing disciple Judas.
Yes, that’s right, Tim the Atheist will be playing Judas.
Bit bizarre we know, but that’s just him. Doing weird things in weird ways to encourage each and every person’s weirdness.
The part of Mary Magdalene will be played by ex-Pussycat Doll singer Nicole Scherzinger, while the role of Jesus will be decided in a series of television shows, set to hit our small boxes in June.
The show has already caused a bit of an outrage, with the musical’s lyric writer Sir Tim Rice saying that voting for the “next Jesus” was “tasteless” and “tacky”.
Ooh la la.