Timely telling of Jesus’ tale at Adlington Music and Arts Society

shapes: The cast in rehearsal

shapes: The cast in rehearsal

First published in News

Adlington Music and Arts Society begin a run of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical Jesus Christ Superstar this month.

The show runs from Monday, April 28 to Saturday, May 3 at 7.15pm at the Adlington Community Centre, Railway Road.

The story loosely follows the last week in the life of Christ as recorded in the Gospels.

From Palm Sunday to Good Friday, observed in the Christian liturgy as Holy Week, this rock opera comprises everything from raw emotion to despair and rejection, together with the hauntingly beautiful ‘I don’t know how to love him’ from Mary Magdalene, the outrageously sacrilegious ‘So you are the Christ’ from King Herod and the moving climactic choral piece ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’.

By its very nature, this show is open to numerous interpretations as evidenced by the film version of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ in 1973 which featured a hippie-type touring company performing in Israel and other Middle Eastern locations.

AMAS’s interpretation will similarly contain a host of innovative ideas and should not be missed.

Tickets cost £10, £8 concessions from 07799 486876.

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