Article 19 Presents: 'The Last Days of Judas Iscariot' @ Minerva Works | Redbrick | University of Birmingham

Article 19 Presents: ‘The Last Days of Judas Iscariot’ @ Minerva Works

'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.

29th May - 1st June, 7.30 p.m.

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

Students £4
Concessions £5
Adults £8

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


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.

Jenna Clake is the former Online Arts Editor of Redbrick and studies English with Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham. (@jennaclake)


22nd May 2013 at 3:55 pm