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Join Stewed Rhubarb for the launch of Jo Clifford‘s The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven: 10th Anniversary Edition. In celebration of the play’s publication, we invite you to listen to readings from Jo and engage with a panel discussion on Queen Jesus’ journey, spanning both activist and spiritual dimensions of the play.
This incredible collection, brought together as part of The Gospel‘s tenth anniversary celebrations, reflects on the play’s remarkable impact, resilience and enduring relevance. The collection not only features Jo’s groundbreaking play, but also contributions from Queen Jesus Productions’ company members, the family of artists and activists who have supported the work over the decade, and a selection of perspectives (academic, queer and spiritual) from those affected by the original production in 2009. As well as a writings from the artists at the forefront of the campaign for trans right in Brazil, this astonishing collection includes a foreword from Jo Clifford herself.
Jo Clifford is a proud father and grandmother living in Edinburgh. She is internationally known as a performer and acclaimed author of 100 plays. As a performer she is also best known for her her EVE (which she co-wrote with Chris Goode) and which she has been touring in the UK and in Brazil in a National Theatre of Scotland production. As a playwright, her five play sequence Five Days Which Changed Everything has recently been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, her first play Losing Venice (first performed 1985) has recently been revived by the Orange Tree Theatre in London, her Anna Karenina has recently had a highly successful run in Tokyo, and her queer version of The Taming of the Shrew performed to great acclaim in Cardiff and Glasgow.
Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
Edinburgh, EH8 8DT