Friday, 13 March 2009

Redemption Song

Caversham Heights Methodist Church is very fortunate to be part of the tour of the Riding Lights Theatre Company with their new production 'Redemption Song' - next week, on Thursday, 19th March - for this is not just a stage play. We have experienced Riding Lights performances before and so we are fully aware that this will be 'a moving combination of powerful theatre, meditation, prayer and corporate worship'.

The play starts with the cross and ends with the cross - that savage, unlooked-for place that more than any other reveals the true identity of Jesus Christ. Full of vividly drawn characters from the Gospels, Les Ellison's new play gives many illuminating insights that take us under the skin of the passion story. Whether poor or powerful, privileged or dispossessed, no one walks away untouched by an encounter with the one life which constantly provokes the question, 'Who do you say I am?'

The performance is divided into six episodes to create space for other expressions of worship, music and reflection arising directly out of the drama. The whole presentation becomes a powerful act of remembrance, which is both participatory and reflective. Shot through with moments of great joy and great conflict, robustly and compellingly performed, 'Redemption Song' asks each of us to review our understanding of our own faith in the searing bright light of the crucifixion of Christ.

York-based Riding Lights is one of the UK's most successful independent theatre companies and is internationally renowned for thirty years of touring productions. If you are able to join us at Caversham Heights next Thursday, we will be delighted to welcome you - at 8.00pm. The tickets are £5 each and can be booked through either 0118 954 6680 or 0118 947 0903.

If that is not possible, you may find that you can book for one of the other performances on the tour -

Saturday 14 March Chiswick, London
Sunday 15 Totteridge Green
Tuesday 17 Watford
Wednesday 18 Brighton
Thursday 19 Caversham
Friday 20 Windsor
Saturday 21 Romford
Sunday 22 Seasalter
Tuesday 24 Tisbury
Wednesday 25 Sturminster Newton
Thursday 26 Newton Abbot
Friday 27 (To be confirmed)
Saturday 28 Exeter
Sunday 29 Cardiff
Tuesday 31 Harbury
Wednesday 1 April Knutsford
Thursday 2 Nantwich
Friday 3 Leyland
Saturday 4 Studley
Sunday 5 Loughton
Tuesday 7 York
Wednesday 8 Hessle
Thursday 8 York
Friday 10 Peterborough
Saturday 11 Chorlton

If I have aroused your interest, you will want to have the following contact details (and I am confident that you will be glad you made the effort to attend one of these performances) -

Riding Lights Theatre Company,
Friargate Theatre, Friargate Street,
York YO1 9SL

Tel: 01904 655317 E-mail: will give you actor profiles and much more.
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Labels: Caversham Heights Methodist Church, crucifixion, Jesus Christ, Redeption Song, Religion and Faith, Riding Lights Theatre Company

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