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Saturday 5th March 2022

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

— The Station
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School invites you to bear witness to mankind’s most infamous betrayal.
price: £14.00 (concessions available)


Running from 5th March - 12th March at The Station, Silver St, Bristol BS1 2AG

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 Teresa 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. Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s eccentric courtroom drama is running from 5-12 March at The Station.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited
Warning text: 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 antisemitic views and also contains debate and contrasting opinions on theological arguments, faith and spirituality.

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