An explosive new production casting Jesus as a rebel leader, i am Mark uses a combination of theatre, film, music and comedy to reimagine St Mark’s Gospel. This controversial play is set to challenge traditional church-goers, when it comes to Brighton’s Marlborough theatre on Fri 5 – Sat 6 Sept 2014.

Edgy theatre company Applecart claims the controversial modern day makeover of St Mark’s Gospel: “i am Mark” will rid the story of “its stuffy religious baggage.”

Instead they plan to show the Son of God as a revolutionary leader in the dramatic production that features a bomb-laden man counting down the seconds until he blows himself up.

Artistic director Peter Moreton said: “We’re treating the story with huge respect but it has often been marginalised by the church. Jesus is subversive and political, which doesn’t sit well with the dull and often narrow world of organized religion.”

Storyteller Phil Summers added: “For us a cult theatre in the heart of the city is a far better setting for a story of social unrest and revolution than an old echoing cathedral.”

The production was first performed at the Leicester Theatre in the West End. I am Mark will be touring throughout the UK during September and October.

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