‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ UK Tour Rescheduled For October
So the UK Arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar has been rescheduled! Obviously I’m gutted, as are the rest of the cast, as we couldn’t wait to get out on the stage and do it all over again!!
I hope that you will all understand that this is totally out of our control and although its disappointing for me as I won’t be able to do it as soon as I had expected, we still have October to look forward to when all the shows have be rescheduled to! I’ll just have to be patient!! One bonus is that other Arenas are available for October that weren’t for March so we get to add more dates!
I can’t wait to get started and see all you guys again, all over the country! Once again thanks for your understanding and continued support!
Love and Luck
P.s. Please see below for official press release!
“Due to circumstances beyond their control the Really Useful Group and AEG Live are rescheduling the ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ arena tour dates originally planned for March. This is largely due to the enormous demand across the globe with tours in Australia, Europe and USA to be announced soon.
In order to avoid disappointing the thousands of fans who have already purchased tickets for the tour in March, the UK dates will be rescheduled for October and in addition to the previously announced cities the new time period enables RUG and AEG to add two brand new venues that were not yet available in March, the Leeds Arena and The Hydro, Glasgow.”
All tickets remain valid for the rescheduled shows with refunds available at point of purchase. New shows go on sale Friday 15th February.
The ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ UK Arena Tour features Melanie as Mary Magdalene. The 2013 autumn tour dates are:
- 1 October - The Hydro, Glasgow
- 3 October - Birmingham NIA Arena
- 4 October - Leeds Arena
- 6 October - Newcastle Metro Arena
- 8 October - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
- 10 October - Nottingham Arena
- 11 October - Manchester Arena
- 13 October - London The O2
- 15 October - Liverpool Echo Arena
February 2013. ” A little catch up! “
Hi there everybody!
Well, we’re a month or so into the Rocky Horror tour now and it’s been fantastic! A great cast creating an amazing atmosphere every night and the wonderful audiences have made it all even better. Thanks to www.thatplaceinbristol.co.uk for finding me a fab apartment, a real home from home. Had a wonderful week in Bristol, what a beautiful city. And it looked even more stunning in the snow! A big thank you to all of you who ploughed through that weather to be with us, and hope you all had safe journeys home.
Transferring to Wimbledon theatre this week meant I was able to be at home in my apartment. You don’t realize how much you miss your own sofa! It’s been lovely to spend a week amongst all my own things, and I felt so supported by all the London-based fans who came to see the show. Thank you for all your good wishes and special gifts – I even had some fabulous sketches of myself! My mum and dad travelled all the way from Sunderland to see the show, and I also had a good old catch up with some of my oldest friends. A great week.
Exciting news about two of my ex flatmates and best friends! You may know Kelli and Jess from their time with smash hit band Liberty X. They will soon be featured on an ITV show called The Big Reunion, good luck for the launch! Please tune in and support them the way they have supported me all through my career. Love you girls and good luck!!!!
Please join me in supporting Save The Children’s campaign Enough Food For Everyone IF…………… One in eight people go hungry and it’s just wrong. Please go to enoughfoodif.org and watch the short film and sign up! No child born to die…………..isn’t that the way it’s supposed to be? Let’s get involved!
A huge thank you to every one of you for your endless support. I’m lucky to have such fabulous fans.
At last a chance to update and let you all know how amazing the past few months have been for me! The Superstar tour was just incredible and I want to thank everyone involved for making it such a huge success. And that includes every person who came to see it! People keep asking me which was my favourite arena. Impossible question, because each one was different and each one was fabulous. And as you now know, we are doing a second UK tour throughout March, so looking forward to that and being with all of you again.
After Superstar, I really needed to recharge the batteries so went on a peaceful and beautiful holiday in Vietnam. Came back tanned and restored! Then straight into rehearsals for the 40th anniversary tour of The Rocky Horror Show. Well!!! You couldn’t get anything more different than Superstar and it’s been a blast!!! Such a fun show, the cast are fantastic, especially my gorgeous co-star Roxanne Pallett. We opened in Brighton, what a great town and the audiences nearly took the roof off the theatre every night! then moved onto Torquay (CRAZY CROWDS! at the weekend) and are just about to open in Bristol, but coming to seven other theatres before March. Check them out on www.rockyhorror.co.uk/tour_dates and maybe see you at a theatre near you????
In between there have been some other amazing experiences. I’ ve done lots of tv/radio interviews, been on the Jonathan Ross show, took part in the celebrity Christmas jumper campaign for Save The Children, met up with the Spice Girls at the Viva Forever premiere and managed to squeeze in some recording as well. It’s just been an incredible whirlwind ever since winning Superstar back in August. But now I’m going to take time to make sure this blog is updated regularly. And this is my opportunity to say Happy New Year to you all and a great big thank you for your endless support. Be back soon!!!
Here are some Reviews of my album Acoustic Covers.
So i asked some of my followers on Twitter and Facebook to leave some thoughts and reviews of my new album. I was so please with the massive response!!
To all those who left a review Thank you guys!
This is for your reading.. if you haven’t yet got your copy this may give you a better idea of what you’ll get.
Few artistes would be as brave as Ben Forster to make an album where the voice is absolutely paramount. No technical enhancements, no band or orchestral effects, no boosted microphone that makes a solo performer sound like a chorus. Just his voice, a guitar and nothing else. For some this could have been a recipe for disaster. For Ben it is a total triumph.
This is a back to basics album, which is fresh, seductive, and shows off the purity of Ben’s voice. The vocal range is amazing and you can hear every single lyric. Some tracks, such as ‘Somewhere Only We know’ and ‘Trouble’ are haunting and so sensitively sung, The bonus track ‘She’s Out Of My Life’ is one of the best versions of that song I have ever heard. It has become a cliché these days, but Ben really has made these songs “his own”.
The whole album is moving, emotional, sensual, and extremely soothing to listen to. In some ways it is deceptively simple, because it would be so easy to forget the years of experience behind it and the honing of raw, natural talent. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to make singing appear so effortless.
What is so exciting about this album is that it is Ben’s first. Since this was made, we all saw through the Superstar programme how much he grew and developed. Album number two should be even more incredible!
Author & Journalist
Received my signed CD a few days ago and have listened to it over and over and over. Fast Car & Trouble are my favourites but they are all beautiful songs sung to perfection. What a fantastic album that shows your voice off perfectly with none of the enhanchments of backing singers and musicians just your voice and the guitar. The public made a perfect choice in voting for you to play Jesus in the new Jesus Christ Superstar Show. How about about your next album doing some of the songs that you preformed on “Superstar” that would just be just perfect as they were also beautiful especially “Run”. Hope you enjoy the whole process of your new adventure and wish you every success with the show.
I would recommend this CD to anyone that enjoyed listening to you on the show, you really will not be disappointed. Buy it NOW!!!
Take care, Marianne
WOW!!! I won! Thank you!
I just want to write a quick note to say thank you so so much for all of your support in the past two weeks.
I never expected such a positive journey to end in such a fantastic way. I am so lucky to have worked with the other auditionee’s in this process and the guys in the final 11 will stay my friends and fellow Jesi forever!
A big thank you to ITV. This was not what I expected from a TV show competition .A very caring thoughtful and personal process backstage. Big thanks to Peter, Katherine, Nicola, Matt, Demetri, Jane, Hannah, and all the other crew including hair and makeup departments and all involved in making the last 4 months, the time of my life. Jerry and Ashley, Sisco and Jenny and all the talented dancers. Yvie, Nigel, and Donna, your wise words and tuition will never be forgotten.
The Judges, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Melanie, Jason and Dawn your AHHHmazing support truely did get me through the process and your constructive comments were received with massive thanks!! Thank you for believing in me. Amanda thanks for your support and all the prezzies!
To all of the people through out the UK who watched and believed in my talent and voted, thank you for making a dream come true. On Wednesday 26th of July you changed my life! with the biggest virtual hug!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
I am gonna take a week or so to take it all in and sort my life out, also get my research done and preparation for rehearsals so that i can deliver you a performance to be proud of.
Finally , A huge thank you to my family and friends all over the world for their messages and continued support. love you all!
See you at the O2 and then all over the country!!!!! Wooooo!
Well well well!!
That was one hard ass week! we were really really worked hard. I don’t know if you noticed but I actually slipped a disc in my back on the island during the dance class.I was in so! much pain. but I had to carry on.. I couldn’t leave from an injury.. I wouldn’t have forgiven myself. so I just battled on through.. and LORD it was worth it as I got through to the next round and traveled to Mallorca ! ( coming in next blog)lol!
The whole week on the island was full on. Donna the acting coach put us through our paces and I learnt a lot from her.. ( even tho she scared me to death!!!!!!!) its productive.
Great fun also making the videos and recording the songs. craziest moment when Iwas recording in the booth and looking out at Mel C grooving away to me singing.. not gonna lie.. it was a treat!
overall it was a fantastic week.. and thank the LORD I made it through.. yey!
Watching all the amazing tweets and messages come through is so heart warming.. can’t believe the time everyone is taking.. thank you! xxx
Wow ! What a night..
Well tonight was the first Superstar show on ITV1 I hope you all enjoyed it.
It was so funny watching my audition! very strange. I hope it came across well . I was happy with my audition. The Superstar Island episode is on tomorrow . That was a crazy experience. really hard! you will see it tomorrow. fingers crossed for me please!
Good night and thank you for all the support. it feels amazing to know you are all behind me! xx
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