Why Is Everybody So Full of Technique?
A new play by Peter Hibberdine
24 July 2012 - 28 July 2012
Venue: Musgrove Studio
Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes, no interval
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Director: Benjamin Teh
Cast: Peter Hibberdine, Haemia Foote, Mayen Mehta and Sarah Eloise James
Set designer: Stephen Brookbanks
This is the surreal tale of a besieged Vatican from 530AD, as pieced together by blind-drunk historians from the distant future. An ill-advised PR campaign involving Sheena Easton sets off a chain of events that can only end in stylish, demented tragicomedy and biologically extruded clerics.
Will the Empress Theodora finally break into the Vatican and burn it down? Will Silverius find out which one of his confidantes betrayed him? Or will the beleaguered Pope be brought to his knees by the combined forces of paranoia and high-IQ stupidity? Rest assured that, whatever happens, it's about a million miles away from what actually occurred in the sixth century...
A bizarre comedy that pits the faithful and the faithless against each other, while tackling issues of survival, church politics and raising the age-old question, “What happens when the Vatican has a Pope who does not believe?”