Evesham Arts Centre will become home to Evesham Operatic and Dramatic Society as they take to the stage to perform Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, this November.

When first meeting with the cast to introduce her vision for the show, director Alison Roberts asked cast members to imagine a time where one of the most powerful leaders in the world totally divided opinion, where rebellion against the authority rumbled amongst the masses and many looked to one individual to lead them to a brighter future…sound familiar?

A spokesman said: “The society sought special permission from The Really Useful Group and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber to present the show as a modernised representation of the classic yet timeless musical, for which rights are usually only granted under the proviso that the performance is done in the traditional style of the original presentations. “This is a unique opportunity to see the show performed by an amateur society in this style, backed by a full live rock band and with an ambitious and impressive set design.

“Set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events, the last week of Jesus’ life, the story is told through the eyes of Judas Iscariot and includes such well-known numbers as What’s the Buzz?, Superstar, I Don’t Know How to Love Him and Gethsemane.

The show runs from November 13-17.

Tickets can be bought at eveshamartscentre.co.uk/jesus-christ-superstar, or by contacting the Almonry Museum in Evesham on 01386 446944.

EODS’ Jesus Christ Superstar is an Amateur production by arrangement with The Musical Company Ltd.