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May 2012

As we announced here Tim has been cast his in dream role of Judas Iscariot in the rock arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar. He’s very excited!

The first London show at The O2 sold out within 24 hours of going onsale yesterday, so a second date has been added:

Jesus Christ Superstar will now play at London’s The O2 arena on Saturday 22 September, as well as Friday 21 September.

Tickets for the tour – which will also visit Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Cardiff, Birmingham, Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool, Nottingham and Sheffield, during September and October 2012, went on sale yesterday and are available online from www.jesuschristsuperstar.com.

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You may have heard a whisper or two already but today The Really Useful Group and AEG Live officially announce the first ever UK arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary rock classic Jesus Christ Superstar with Tim cast in his dream role of Judas Iscariot!

Tim said:
“As a huge fan of Jesus Christ Superstar, I’ve always thought it needed 3 key things: a big cast and band; loads of volume; and me playing Judas. I’ve been in two small productions of the show, and understudied the big man both times. I am really bloody excited about this.”

Former Spice Girl Melanie C will play Mary Magdalene, and BBC Radio 1’s Chris Moyles will perform as King Herod, in what is gearing up to be one of the biggest and most spectacular arena tours ever to hit the UK.*

The public will be voting to cast the staring role of Jesus as the contenders perform on the ITV primetime show ‘Superstar’ in front of a panel of live show judges led by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Jesus Christ Superstar will be celebrating 40 years since it first opened in London’s West End when the arena tour kicks off in London on the 21st September before visiting Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Cardiff, Birmingham, Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool and Nottingham. The tour culminates in Sheffield on the 21st October. For full details, check out the GIGS page.

Tickets for the UK tour go on sale at 9.00am on Friday 18th May 2012, priced at £45-£65 and will be available online from www.jesuschristsuperstar.com.

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Tim will be flaunting his unique antipodean-accented voice on the UK airwaves over the next couple of days so if you have the urge to hear him chat about his plans for the future, be sure to tune into one or more of the following shows:

Richard Bacon – 15th May
BBC Radio 5 Live
Approximate Timmy Time (ATT): 2pm

Scott Mills – 15th May
BBC Radio 1
ATT: after 2:30pm

Jo Whiley – 15th May
BBC Radio 2
ATT: between 8pm and 9:30pm

Radcliffe and Maconie – 16th May
BBC 6 Music
ATT: 2pm – 2:30pm

You can tune into these shows from anywhere in the world, and they’ll also be available internationally on iPlayer for seven days after they’ve been broadcast if you miss them.

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Hey! You can still grab tickets to all these festivals, at which you’ll be able to catch Timmy twinkle toes as he jets back and forth between all his pretending to be a rock star in California and pretending to be a rock star at various UK festivals, over the next few months.

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Tim’s appearing on The One Show tomorrow 11th May at 7pm on BBC One.

He’ll be chatting with Chris Evans and Alex Jones about Matilda The Musical, Californication and summer festivals, so expect musical insights, sexy speculation about the upcoming TV role and maybe even advice on wellies or canvas. Something for everyone. He’ll also be and performing ‘When I Grow Up’, one of the songs he wrote for Matilda The Musical, live on the show. The other guest is Des O’Connor.

If you miss it tomorrow evening you’ll be able to catch it on the BBC iPlayer for seven days.

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