"An absolute delight for the senses!"
With music and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar has been around since 1970. The rock-pop opera is set during the final weeks of Jesus' life and sees him betrayed by Judas, portrayed as a fake and has the masses turn against him, to the point where he is crucified as an example of how not to behave to others.
It’s pretty heavy stuff, when you think about it!
However, it’s not really about religion. It’s relevance today is surprisingly strong. It’s a story of friendship, a story of jealousy, a story of how someone can use others to rise above them, gain the power that they thought they wanted and leave disaster in their wake. Not thinking through the consequences of their actions, its what we have come to know today as cancel culture.