http://www.thepublicreviews.com/jesus-c ... na-london/
2 out of 5 stars
Tim Minchin’s Judas is the undoubted highlight of the show, a stirringly confident rock vocal of fierce conviction that near perfectly captures the essence of what Lloyd-Webber is trying to achieve but elsewhere there is much less strength. Ben Forster’s Jesus mauls Gethsemane almost beyond recognition but fares better elsewhere where his falsetto is more aptly deployed and his angst not so overplayed; Melanie Chisholm’s goth take on Mary Magdalene is anaemically thin and utterly forgettable; Chris Moyles’ highly gimmicky Jerry Springer-esque King Herod – he hosts a show called Hark! with Herod, a rare flash of genuine humour – is thankfully brief.
Looking at Twitter it seems that people who are massively into musical theatre don't seem to like it too much, and disagree with the arena setting and 'stunt-castings', but I guess the point is that the show is trying appeal to people who wouldn't normally go to a theatre to watch a musical.