Monty Python delivers a scathing, anarchic satire of both religion and Hollywood’s depiction of all things biblical with their second film Life of Brian.
Set in 33 AD Judea where the exasperated Romans try to impose order, it is a time of chaos and change with no shortage of messiahs and followers willing to believe in them.
At its centre is Brian Cohen, born in Bethlehem in the stable next door who, by a series of absurd circumstances, is caught up in the new religion and reluctantly mistaken for the promised messiah, providing ample opportunity for the entire Monty Python ensemble (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin) to shine in multiple roles as they question everyone and everything from ex-lepers, Pontius Pilate, the art of haggling to revolutionaries, crazy prophets, religious fanaticism, Roman centurions and crucifixion.
|Date||Thursday 15 March|
|Venue||The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s|
|Admission||£8.00 (£6.00 concessions)|