Are You There?
By Lucy Bell
Directed by Beth Shouler
The bus sign says, THERES PROBABLY NO GOD. NOW STOP WORRYING AND ENJOY YOUR LIFE.
But what if youre not enjoying your life? What if you know, in private, that its a blessed nightmare? Then its time to connect with God, even if He has an irritating habit of keeping one on hold.
In a rural Devon town, a handful of Beta people meet in a draughty nave for the Alpha course: food, a talk and an opportunity to chat. They come to be shepherded by Rev Turnpenny and his enthusiastic assistant, Shirley. Except, theyre not strangers for long and they quickly become irrevocably implicated in each others lives.
Written by Ronald Duncan Award-winner Lucy Bell and directed by Beth Shouler, former Young Company Director at Tricycle Theatre, Are You There? explores the deeper, psychological reasons people still yearn for our founding faith. A spirited, funny two hander that spotlights the schism in British ideas about Christianity.
Are You There? will be preceded by Collision, a short play by Alice Jolly.
20 year old Adam is studying law and Helen is a middle-aged mum. Or at least she was until two years ago. As the two meet on a windy coastal path they both desperately try to break free of the one thing that binds them together.
Zion Bristol (View)
Bishopsworth Road, Bedminster Down
Bristol BS13 7JW
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
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