Powerful 21st Century thriller at College theatre

Twelfth Disciple at Eastbourne College on May 1 SUS-150424-094136001
Twelfth Disciple at Eastbourne College on May 1 SUS-150424-094136001

A powerful new play, The Twelfth Disciple, imagines a 21st-century Judas interrogated and forced to give up his leader. Set in the heart of middle-eastern conflict and fusing real cinematic footage with an on stage interrogation, The Twelfth Disciple is immediate, contemporary and poignant - a political thriller with biblical bite.

The play began life as a student project, devised and written by Eastbourne College pupils but has since been developed into a fully professional production and previews at Eastbourne College Theatre on Friday, May 1 (7.45pm) before being performed at the Brighton Fringe Festival.

The play is produced by Eastbourne College’s Director of Drama Tim Marriott and directed by Asif Khan. Dynamic and hard hitting footage audio visual content of middle eastern conflict are created by Eastbourne’s Matt Derbyshire, of Smokescreen Visuals, and also features original music created especially for the production by Daisy and The Dark.

This production supports the work of international conflict resolution charity founded in Uckfield, Children of Peace (www.childrenofpeace.org.uk). Tickets £9, 01323 452255 boxoffice@eastbourne-college.co.uk

The Twelfth Disciple’s Brighton Fringe Festival dates are at The Pit Theatre (Otherplace at the Basement, Kensington Street, Brighton, May 2-4 and 19-21, tickets via email: boxoffice@otherplacebrighton.co.uk or call 07800 983290.