Wednesday, April 20, 2016
I can never decide if I think this is funny or just, well not so much. Actually, I think it rather is. I'm just not the biggest Matt Barry fan, but it was written with Richard Ayoade and Julian and Noel both have parts. So it has it's redeeming qualities.
"AD/BC is a parody rock opera with music by Matt Berry and lyrics by Matt Berry and Richard Ayoade. It aired on BBC Three in 2004.
The opera is a pastiche of the life-of-Christ rock operas popular in the early 1970s, such as Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell. Sitting at a piano in the late 70s (1978, several years past the time when Jesus-themed rock operas had been popular), writer Tim Wynde (Matt Berry) introduces his creation as a new telling, "told in rock", of the birth of Christ, this time from the point of view of the Innkeeper."