Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary rock classic Jesus Christ Superstar will tour the UK this Autumn in its first ever Arena Tour.

Celebrating 40 years since the show first opened in London’s West End, this spectacular arena musical will star multiple award-winning performer Tim Minchin as Judas, pop icon and former Spice Girl Melanie C as Mary Magdalene and BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show host Chris Moyles as King Herod.

The role of Jesus will be cast through the new ITV1 primetime show SUPERSTAR in which Andrew Lloyd Webber and a panel of judges including Dawn French, Jason Donovan and casting director David Grindrod, will search for a major new talent to take the lead role in the show. Melanie C will also be supporting the judges and contestants throughout the show, and the show will be hosted by Amanda Holden.

The show will tour to the O2 Arena in London, Glasgow SECC, Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, Manchester Arena, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Birmingham National Indoor Arena, Liverpool Echo Arena, Nottingham Capital FM Arena and the Sheffield Motorpoint Arena.

This brand new Arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar promises to be a truly spectacular theatrical event, and is based on the acclaimed Broadway revival now playing in New York.

Note: Tickets will be posted out one week before the event