Show 7:30PM (Doors open 7:00pm)

A New Portrayal of the Last Days of Jesus

Brother Wolf presents

A New Portrayal of the Last Days of Jesus

Read by James Hyland

Tickets £8/£5 (Concessions)

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the charity Safe Until Daylight

Author of the Gospel according to Luke and the book of Acts of the Apostles, Luke the Evangelist has often been the subject of debate and yet no singular conclusion about his life seems to be available. This extraordinary new account looks back two thousand years to the last days of Jesus, and offers an alternative view through the eyes of a man whom many consider to be an enigma. Not Luke the outsider, as frequently perceived, but Luke the disciple, a direct witness to the reported events.

Please note: A small selection of wine, olive oil and bread will be available, all-inclusive.

Praise for ‘The Accountment of Luke’:

“this retelling, written from Luke’s perspective, transcended stuffy rhetoric and felt refreshingly tangible. It embraced Theatre as a shared experience – conversational in tone and compelling in delivery… Here is a telling that has stayed with me long after Easter”
~Kirstie Brewer, British Theatre Journal

“AN EASTER TREAT… It was a fascinating account of the Last Supper as James put flesh on the bones of the Bible, talking about the disciples as men, explaining the pain of wearing a crown of thorns crushed down on the head and describing the blood and mud in gory detail”
~John Nurden, The Sheerness Times Guardian

“Listening to James Hyland read ‘The Accountment of Luke’ was such an amazing experience for Easter. He sat at the head of the table, while we sat beside him, sharing bread and wine. The setting was perfect, open and light yet cosy at the beautiful Tea House Theatre, a wonderful venue nestled in the backstreets of Kennington. The story was captivating and brought the last days of Jesus to life in a truly compelling and endearing way. James’ reading was flawless and filled with compassion and empathy for the characters. His voice was earthy and melodic. His emotions were raw, full of love, despair and genuine affection. I can’t think of anyone else who could have brought the story and characters to life like he did. In his intimate and deeply personal performance you really can smell the eucalyptus and taste the bitter olives. A truly unforgettable experience.”
~Gabrielle Boyle, Audience Member

~Audience Member

“James is the perfect actor to bring this piece to life. His rich, melodic voice brings intensity and focus to the text and ensures there is never a dull moment. The writing itself, brings the life, death and resurrection of Jesus to the audience in such a way that you can’t help but engage all your senses and imagination in this story. It becomes a real, lived experience and transports you back in time. The heat, the smells, the tastes and the raw emotions that lie hidden in biblical texts are exposed and the characters live and breathe right in front of you (even getting stones stuck in their sandals at times!). To add to the atmosphere, the setting, around a large table with bread and wine bring a sense of community to the piece. I have never been to a play or reading that ends with such a sense of ‘shared experience’ with audience members exchanging ideas and discussing events around a family dining table. Community is at the heart of the text and, refreshingly the realities of this are brought to life in the very human disagreements the disciples have among themselves. Amusing, tragic and controversial, this piece opens up great conversations and elements will remain with you. The story belongs to every audience member in its own way. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.”
~Sarita Plowman, Audience Member