by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Nik Partridge
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School invites you to bear witness to mankind’s most infamous betrayal, as Judas Iscariot’s crimes against Jesus Christ are put to trial in this deliciously dark and persuasive work from Pulitzer playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis.
Judas is languishing in Hell for his deeds, his ultimate fate hanging in the balance. Upstairs, in a peculiar realm of Purgatory, the downtown courthouse of Hope is divided. Street smart lawyers barter with Judge Littlefield. Satan, Sigmund Freud and Mother Theresa are called to stand. Themes of justice, faith and forgiveness are dissected with razor-sharp wit.
Adopt an open mind and judge the proceedings for yourself. Directed by Nik Partridge, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s eccentric courtroom drama is running from 5-12th March 2022 at The Station.
The play explores themes of death, violence and suicide (specifically hanging). It also explores sexism in the form of insults, power plays, and references to abortion, rape, and eating disorders (specifically bulimia). This script also contains discriminatory language and racism: there are slurs used to describe Irish people, homophobic slurs, derogatory references to people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities and the colloquial use of the n-word by a character who is of African or Caribbean heritage. It discusses antisemitism and anti-Semitic views and also contains debate and contrasting opinions on theological arguments, faith and spirituality.
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Caiaphas the Elder & Mathias of Galilee Max Guest
Fabiana Aziza Cunningham Evie Hargreaves
Gloria & Pontius Pilate & Saint Peter Chiara Lari
Henrietta Iscariot/Sister Glenna/Mary Magdalene/St. Thomas/Soldier 3 Victoria Hoyle
Jesus of Nazareth Joe Usher
Judas Iscariot Ajani Cabey
Judge Littlefield Tom Atkinson
Mother Theresa/Loretta/Soldier 2 Yazmin Kayani
Saint Monica/Bailiff/Saint Matthew Joséphine-Fransilja Brookman
Satan Alex Crook
Sigmund Freud & Butch Honeywell Patrick McAndrew
Simon the Zealot/Soldier 1/Uncle Pino Joshua Hurley
Yusuf El-Fayoumy Alexander Uzoka
Director Nik Partridge
Assistant Directors Eleanor Stevens & Tobias Millard
Set & Lighting Designer Hugo Dodsworth
Costume Designer Robbie McDonnell
Assistant Voice and Dialect Coaches Rebecca Daltry & Cameron Scriven
Assistant Production Manager Joe Culpin
Stage Manager Rosie Maynard
Deputy Stage Manager Frances Ashton
Assistant Stage Managers Lewis Bamford & Lola O’Donoghue
Assistant Lighting Designer & Production LX Spencer Cash-Archer
LX Op Jack Bain
Sound Designer Elliot Paris-Hamilton
Sound Op Matthew Newcombe
Prop Makers Millie Edinburgh, Lydia Morgan
Construction Manager Neamh Campbell
Construction Assistants Jack Bain, Abbi Davies, Elspeth Goodman, Jude Fulwood, Lara-Louise Jones, Matthew Newcombe
Costume Supervisor Maisie Higgins
Costume Assistants Shanice Dacres, Elle Duncan, Jo Kenney, Arthur Wyatt
Scenic Art Assistant Georgina Vasey