A controversial play that re-works the New Testament comes to Liverpool next week.
Burjesta Theatre warns that their production of The Jesus Conspiracy is “not for the faint-hearted” and features scenes of a sexual nature and nudity, which all in all makes for a very different sounding kind of night at the Casa bar on Hope Street.
Peter Burton’s play aims to give a more plausible account of events surrounding Jesus’ life and death, and is described as ‘the greatest play never told’.
Burjesta says: “We came across the play, originally called The Pauline Conspiracy, now re-titled as The Jesus Conspiracy, some years ago and have been wanting to put it on for some time now.
“It’s clearly a controversial take on things, but a serious one that we fully support. We decided to deal with the subject matter in the play head-on rather than to shy away from some of its more provocative elements. We haven’t set out, nor is the aim to, shock anyone. This is a serious play from a serious playwright which is certainly thought-provoking but is worthy of serious consideration.”
Some of the more controversial elements of the work include the depiction of Jesus as a husband with wife and child, examining themes of sexuality, feminism and the sidelining of women in Christianity and patriarchal societies in general.
The play will be accompanied with live musical accompaniment by Manchester-based guitarist Alex Solo.
Catch The Jesus Conspiracy at the Casa on Hope Street on April 12, 13, 15, 19 and 20. Peter Burton will be visiting the Casa from his Glasgow home for Q&A sessions on the last two nights of the production.
For more information, visit Brujesta Theatre’s website.