Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics by Tim Rice. Arena Spectacular. Sydney Entertainment Centre. June 7 - 9, 2013.
Like a shooting star this production has blazed across the arenas of Australia.
Re-invented in the UK to be set in Rome in 2011, the tumult is not revolution against the Roman Empire in the Holy Land, but the occupy movement protesting against capitalism.
Protestors in hoodies scale steep steps, adroitly dancing while waiving their placards, fighting with Police and setting fire to street furniture.
It gave the musical a contemporary feel, aided by the pulsing hard rock musical accompaniment.
Tim Rice penned the musical as the Gospel according to Judas.