Sunday, May 6

Tim Minchin as Judas and Nicole Scherzinger as Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar?

According to today’s Telegraph and his twitter account Matilda’s Tim Minchin is playing the disciple Judas in Andrew Lloyd’s Webber’s arena tour of the rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar.

The newspaper is also saying that he will join the pop singer Nicole Scherzinger playing Mary Magdalene with Jesus being cast via a television talent competition next month on ITV1. Minchin has said via twitter that it's not Nicole.

Nicole Scherzinger is a favourite of Andrew Lloyd Webber and her name has been attached to this revival for some time, also being mentioned as a member of the judging panel.  She is certainly more than up to the role having shown her vocal power when the Lord asked her to perform as Christine with four of his notable phantoms at the last Royal Variety Performance.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs Minchin selected Heaven on their Minds which is a song from the musical and hinted at his desire to play Judas saying:  “I reckon I sang this song standing in my parents’ living room, to the vinyl original recording, about 500 times, and subsequently got to understudy the role of Judas in two separate Perth productions of JC Superstar but I never played the role and I keep thinking one day I’m going to play Judas. I just love it because it is just pain and rock.

I haven't heard Minchin's voice but certainly Judas is a very demanding role to sing.

This is all still unconfirmed but Nicole Scherzinger has been mooted as Mary Magdalene for some time …

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