31st October - 2nd November 2019
Exactly ten years on from her explosive and controversial premiere at the Tron in 2009, join Jesus, Queen of Heaven for a revolutionary queer ritual in which bread is shared, wine is drunk and familiar stories are reimagined by a transgender Jesus.
Written and performed by legendary trans artist Jo Clifford and directed by Susan Worsfold, this unique and extraordinary show combines theatre with storytelling and ritual in a way that, according to one audience member, 'leaves everyone feeling blessed'.
The play has had an incredible journey over the last decade, from being the subject of hate, abuse and mass protest as it premiered, to hundreds of sold out performances around the world, and the creation of a celebrated and controversial Brazilian production currently at the epicentre of the county’s struggles against bigotry.
Part of Queen Jesus’ 10th anniversary celebration week.
Written by Jo Clifford
Directed by Susan Worsfold
Lighting Design by George Tarbuck
Producer Annabel Cooper
Each performance is followed by a themed Q&A featuring leading artists, activists and academics. Find out more about the line up: https://www.queenjesusproductions.com/miniseason
Part of the mini-season of work celebrating the tenth anniversary of The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven - from the groundbreaking original production, to the Scottish premiere of the Brazilian production and a new work-in-progress reading: https://www.queenjesusproductions.com/miniseason
Supported by Creative Scotland National Lottery Funding and British Council.
Image: Aly Wright
'Reaffirms everyone’s right to live free of discrimination and prejudice.' Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
'a 'moving, profound and quite brilliantly executed...piece of theatre...sublime and unmissable...' ***** All Edinburgh Theatre
'Devotional compassion drives this imaginatively staged and often challenging reflection on inclusion, persecution and identification.' **** The Herald
'One of the most remarkable journeys in recent theatre history.' Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman