Ex-Spice Girl Melanie C plays the part of a lifetime in Jesus Christ Superstar.
This year Melanie C will play Mary Magdalene in the 2012 UK Arena Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar.
Her role in the hugely successful girl band The Spice Girls is enough to guarantee Mel C’s place in showbiz history. And her five solo albums following the break-up of the girls have proved that she is also a significant force in music in her own right.
But now, with her casting as Mary Magdalene in a new UK Arena Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s classic rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, she starts a new chapter in her career.
Having already played Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell’s musical Blood Brothers at the Phoenix Theatre, Melanie is no stranger to the stage. But this major new production of JCS is sure to reinvent the Spice Girl once again.
Mel has also impressed critics as a judge on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ITV search for a Jesus to star alongside Melanie in the UK arena tour, sparring nicely with Jason Donovan and promoting rumours that she may her lined herself up for further TV work in the future.
Melanie C will be joined in Jesus Christ Superstar by Tim Minchin as Judas and Chris Moyles as Herod.