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Jesus Christ Superstar

April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017


A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.

For the last four years the FHODS Youth Section have staged a major musical. This year it is the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar.

Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 Rock Opera with music by  Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical is sung-through, with no spoken dialogue. The story is loosely based on the Gospel’s  accounts of the last week of Jesus’ life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. It highlights political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus that are not present in the Bible Narratives.

The work’s depiction offers a free interpretation of the psychology of Jesus and the other characters. A large part of the plot focuses on the character of Judas, who is depicted as a tragic figure dissatisfied with the direction in which Jesus steers his disciples. Contemporary attitudes and sensibilities, as well as slang, pervade the lyrics, and ironic allusions to modern life are scattered throughout the depiction of political events. Stage and film productions accordingly feature many intentional  anachronisms.

Dates: Thursday 6th April at 7.30pm, Friday 7th April at 2.30pm and 7.30pm and Saturday 8th April at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Doors open one hour before performance start times

Prices: Full price £14.00, Concessions £13.00 and Children U14 £10.00




April 6, 2017
April 8, 2017


Folkestone-Hythe,Operatic and Dramatic Society
01303 223925


Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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