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This Friday and Saturday night, Jesus Christ Superstar will be staged at the O2 Dublin. Attending this musical is an experience like no other, with hardcore Superstar fans travelling the world to see Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical over and over again.

We're not endorsing that but this production is definitely worth catching. Hilarious pianist and cult comedian Tim Minchin will be playing the part of Judas Iscariot, while Sporty Spice Mel C will be playing the world's most famous prostitute Mary Magdalene.

•If you like 50s-style dresses and ladylike chic, chances are you'll love online antique crockery shop www.meauldchina.com.

This online Irish site sells plenty of pretty plates, dainty saucers and stylish tea stands. It even offers a 'pimp my plate' service; you send in old plates you inherited from your granny and they're transformed into cute cake stands.

The lady behind Me Auld China, Maria Morrison, will be at the Vintage and Fashion Decor Market in the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire next month.

•US superstar Kelly Clarkson will be playing the O2 this Thursday. Kelly won American Idol in 2002 and deserves some serious props -- she's the voice behind the best pop songs of the noughties including Miss Independent and Since U Been Gone.

She'll be taking to the O2 stage to promote her fifth album Stronger -- which has been described as "a break up album for the ages".

•Rhod Gilbert is our favourite Welsh comedian. Yes, we like him even more than the wonderfully endearing Rob Brydon; a feat we previously didn't think was possible.

Get ready for plenty of belly laughs when the cheeky Welsh chap plays Vicar Street in Dublin this month. Rhod is a favourite on TV shows Mock The Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Nine Out Of Ten Cats.

His show, The Man With The Flaming Battenberg Tattoo, is at Vicar Street on Friday and Saturday.

•Theresa Nanigan has turned teenage dirtbags into works of art. The photographer has taken a series of photos of 'floordrobes'. For those of you not in the know -- the term describes what happens when the contents of a teenager's wardrobe end up on the floor.

This is a fascinating exhibition of teenage bedrooms that emphasises the blurred line between childhood and adulthood as stuffed toys lie next to provocative posters and cans of Lynx deodorant.

Nanigan's Not Sorry show is at Draiocht, Blanchardstown, Dublin.

•My Best Friend's Wedding star Rupert Everett is getting ready to tread the boards at Dublin's Gaiety Theatre. Everett will be playing Oscar Wilde in David Hare's The Judas Kiss. Set in 1895, the play tells the story of Wilde's tragic downfall after the wildly successful premiere of The Importance of Being Earnest. Everett has charisma in spades and with a script this strong, this is going to be one of the best shows in town. The Judas Kiss runs from October 15-20 at the Gaiety Theatre.


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