Actors Tim Minchin, Melanie Chisholm and Ben Forster with some newfound friends at Australia Zoo.
Actors Tim Minchin, Melanie Chisholm and Ben Forster with some newfound friends at Australia Zoo. Ben Beaden

Superstar cast walks on wild side at Australia Zoo

THREE stars of famous rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar have visited Australia Zoo.

Comedian and musician Tim Minchin, Melanie Chisholm AKA Sporty Spice from former music group Spice Girls and British actor Ben Forster stopped by the Beerwah attraction yesterday for some time with the wildlife.

They have been touring the country since May with the arena spectacular.

The new production's run in the UK late last year broke previous audience records with 74,000 fans seeing the show on its opening weekend.

The arena production received wide acclaim, with critics praising the show.

The recent tour also stars television presenter Andrew O'Keefe in the role of King Herod and singer Jon Stevens as Pontius Pilate

They performed to a sold-out Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Boondall last night.

They will play one more show in Brisbane next week.

The production moves to the UK later this year.



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