WRITTEN BY JO CLIFFORD
DIRECTED BY NATALIA MALLO
Image: Luciane Pires Ferreira
In this powerful reimagining of Jo Clifford’s acclaimed play, Jesus is embodied in the present as a travesti woman from the fringes of Sao Paulo. Renata Carvalho’s raw and mesmerising performance brings her travesti identity to the fore, challenging us to understand the suffering caused by stigma and marginalisation.
Performed from Berlin to Cape Verde and across South America, 0 Evangelho has changed the landscape of Brazilian theatre forever, enduring state and institutional censorship and sixteen lawsuits. Since the election of right-wing Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro it has become too dangerous to perform the play in Brazil.
Celebrated and award-winning. The Gospel has had an incredible journey over the last decade, touring globally and inspiring a Brazilian production at the epicentre of the county’s struggles against bigotry.
- A SCOTTISH PREMIERE
- WED 30 OCT, 7.45PM. £15 [£11) booking opens 1 Aug
- TRON THEATRE, 63 TRONGATE, GLASGOW G1 5HB
- LINKED TICKET DEAL
- BUY 1 TICKET FOR ‘O EVANGELHD SEGUNDO JESUS, RAIHNA DO CEU’
- AND ‘THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS, QUEEN OF HEAVEN’ FOR £27 [£19.80]
Presented by Queen Jesus Productions, Supported by Creative Scotland and British Council.