Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Check This...'AD/BC: A Rock Opera'

This weeks Check This... is an early festive treat, AD/BC is a rock opera written by Matt Berry and Richard Ayoade. The Opera is a pastiche on the original rock operas of the early seventies such as Jesus Christ Superstar, all the music was composed by Matt Berry and the special was directed by Richard Ayoade.

Tim Wynde introduces his creation AD/BC as a new telling "told in rock" of the birth of Christ. This time however the story is told from the point of view of the Innkeeper.

It was produced by Steve Coogan's production company Baby Cow and features a wealth of comedy talent such as Garth Merenghi's Dark Place and IT Crowd's Matt Berry and Richard Ayoade, The Mighty Boosh's Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt and Rich Fulcher, Nighty Night's Julia Davis, Father Ted Co-Creator and IT Crowd Creator Graham Linehan and Little Britain's Matt Lucas.

It was criminally shown only once on BBC 3 in 2004 and was finally released on DVD in the Ireland and UK in November 2007.

Check This... is a weekly feature showcasing what we at Flicks News consider essential short films to watch!

To view past shorts we showcased click here.