Minchin and Mel C take Jesus Christ Superstar to Australia

Jesus Christ Superstar will tour Australia before returning to the UK for an arena tour in October, it has been announced.

Tim Minchin stars as Judas Iscariot and Melanie C as Mary Magdalene with Ben Forster as Jesus.

Minchin told BBC News that it is "incredibly gratifying" to be returning to Perth, where he once was an understudy for the an amateur version of the stage show.

Former Spice Girl, Mel C, said she would like other stage roles and has hopes of starring in Cabaret and Evita.

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