Play inspired by RAF pilot’s story

The Twelfth Disciple SUS-140909-120317001
The Twelfth Disciple SUS-140909-120317001
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‘The Twelfth Disciple’ is a new play, originally devised with Eastbourne College drama pupils, which has now been developed into a full professional production and will be performed at the College Theatre from Thursday, September 18-Saturday, September 20.

The play was in part inspired by a presentation at the College by former RAF pilot John Peters who was famously captured and tortured by the Iraqis in the Gulf War.

Proceeds from the Saturday performance will go to the charity ‘Freedom From Torture’, supporting survivors of torture from across the globe.

Set in the Middle East in an interrogation cell, the play is immediate, contemporary and poignant, imagining a 21st century Judas interrogated and ultimately betraying his leader to an authoritarian regime.

The play is presented in filmic style with current news footage projected above live stage action.

As religious violence continues to tear the region apart, the questions posed by imagining the emergence of a popular charismatic leader of a non-violent movement are every bit as pressing now as they were 2,000 years ago…

The play is performed by internationally experienced actors including Royal Court and National Theatre’s Jaz Deol - about to make his TV debut in two-part drama ‘Code of a Killer’ acting opposite David Threlfall.

The play is produced and directed by Tim Marriott and Asif Khan, with cinematic projections designed by Smokescreen Visuals.

These performances are the next stage of the play’s development into a full length London production.

Tickets from or 01323 452255.