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Greek debt crisis derails Jesus Christ Superstar production

Ben Forster in Jesus Christ Superstar. Photo: Tristram Kenton Ben Forster in Jesus Christ Superstar. Photo: Tristram Kenton
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A production of Jesus Christ Superstar starring Ben Forster that was due to play in Athens has been cancelled due to the economic situation in Greece.

The show, that also featured Tim Prottey-Jones and Niall Sheehy in its cast, was due to run in Athens on July 3 and 4.

However, writing on Twitter, Forster – who played the title role on tour in the UK – said it had been cancelled because of the ongoing financial situation in the country.

He said that he was “devastated”, particularly as a US tour of the show he was due to appear in was cancelled days before it was due to open in 2014.

Prottey-Jones wrote on Twitter:

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