The Day They Kidnapped The Pope
By Joao Bethancourt
At the end of his triumphal tour of New York, Pope Albert is kidnapped by Sam, a Brooklyn taxi driver. The play opens as Sam arrives home with his hostage and we witness each member of the family's surprised reaction to their guest, who strangely seems quite unperturbed. Sam has demanded an unusual ransom - and the Pope's kidnapping has become an international concern.
The play is beautifully constructed, the characters are larger than life and totally credible and the dialogue is constantly funny. The whole play has a marvellously heartwarming universality without a word of preaching, a total lack of pretentiousness. It has more to say about humanity and life than any message play.
|David West||The Pope|
|Kevin Clarke||The Cardinal|
|Simon Pierce||The Rabbi|
|Stephen Claxon||The Sheriff|
This show ran from 25th November 2017 - 2nd December 2017.
69 Burnley Road East