Christ Superstar - De Montfort Hall, Leicester
I knew some of the music, I had never seen the show and after this performance
I wondered why. Wow!! From the very first song that Judas sang my whole
body seemed to tingle with electricity [and I still get the same feeling
when talking about it]. I was whisked away to Jerusalem and the Holy Land
in the first few minutes and although there were no scenery changes as
such, you were always aware of what area of Jerusalem you were meant to
The scenery was stunning and the excellent lightning created an atmosphere
that was hard to ignore. Jesus Christ - played by Craig
Price - made a convincing and believable Christ and
his voice, excellent in the role. In fact the singing throughout was fantastic!
Judas Iscariot and Mary Magdalene - played by Jon
Boydon and Helen
Catherine-Ball - gave very passionate performances. Martin
Callaghan alias Herod added some "fun" and
light relief to the proceedings.
Craig's control and very convincing acting when portraying the Crucifixion
was remarkable. During this scene you could have heard a pin drop as the
audience was so quiet, transfixed by the events unravelling on stage.
If you were a believer that was having doubts, I feel seeing this wonderful
"show"' would have rekindled your beliefs. If you didn't go
you still have a few days to catch this amazing phenomenon (until 9th
April 2005). Following this, the show continues its nationwide tour, details
of which can be obtained by visiting - tour-diary.
The shows at De Montfort Hall seem to get better and better and I think
this is the best yet!