‘Say some idiot had a choice to betray the Messiah or not betray him, and he chose to betray him?’ Set in a time-bending, seriocomically imagined world between Heaven and Hell, Stephen Adly Guirgis’s The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a philosophical meditation on the conflict between divine mercy and human free will that […]

Jenna Clake is the former Online Arts Editor of Redbrick and studies English with Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham.
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‘Say some idiot had a choice to betray the Messiah or not betray him, and he chose to betray him?’

Set in a time-bending, seriocomically imagined world between Heaven and Hell, Stephen Adly Guirgis’s The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a philosophical meditation on the conflict between divine mercy and human free will that takes a close look at the eternal damnation of the Bible’s most notorious sinner. Featuring a vividly realised array of characters from Mother Teresa to Satan via Sigmund Freud, the play is focused around the trial of Judas Iscariot in a Purgatory not unlike modern day Brooklyn. Guirgis’s mastery of dialects from the US and beyond brings familiar characters to life in a way not seen before. Through this, the play is able to tackle redemption, faith, and the apathy of modern-day living with balance and raucous humour.

Unsuitable for children under 16.

Performances
29th May – 1st June, 7.30 p.m.

Unit 8, Minerva Works, Fazeley Street
Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5RT

Tickets
Students £4
Concessions £5
Adults £8

To reserve tickets write on the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/463341950411095/?notif_t=plan_edited

Please bring cash on the night to pay for your tickets.

Cast

Jessica Brink – Fabiana Aziza Cunningham
Peter Dewhurst – Judge Littlefield/ Caiaphas The Elder
James Dolton – Simon the Zealot/ Uncle Pino
Jack Fairley – Sigmund Freud/ Butch Honeywell/ Soldier
Emily Howard – Gloria/Soldier
Lizzie Jones – Henrietta Iscariot/ Mary Magdalene
Jacob Lovick – Yusef El-Fayoumy/ Saint Matthew
Donovan Mike – Matthias of Galilee/ Pontius Pilate
Ben Norris – Judas Iscariot
Ally Perpick – Saint Monica/ Sister Glenna
Chazz Redhead – Jesus of Nazareth
Maz Sanjoori – Loretta/ Mother Teresa
Polly Scates – Satan
David Williams – Saint Thomas/Soldier
Jake Williams – Bailiff/Saint Peter

Production Team

Director – Hal Geller
Producer – Charlie Reilly
Stage Manager – Harriet May
Assistant Stage Manager – Jonty Crowley
Costume – Aoife Kilalea
Technical Manager – Ethan Hudson

With special thanks to Front Seat Media Ltd.

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