Directed by Dee Evans
Written by Fraser Grace
Produced by Mercury Theatre, Colchester
“It’s an evening that proves the diminutive Mercury can out-punch many better-funded Goliaths”
Lucifer makes a wager with God and sets out to test the loyalty of his favourite son, King David, Man of Blood. David’s eyes are opened and for the first time he glimpses the demon inside his own god-like being. Now David must question the nature of a God who continues to bless him, a ‘war criminal’ in all he does. What does this say about the God he worships?
Encouraged by a new servant Cusay, who bears an uncanny resemblance to a character we’ve already met somewhere, David determines to set God a test of his own. Seducing the beautiful Bethsebe and sending her husband Uriah back to the front with sealed orders, David inches his way toward a crime any good God must surely punish. Mustn’t he? In the battle between heaven and earth which ensues, the innocent quickly fall and David’s challenge to God assumes cataclysmic proportions…
King David, Man of Blood re-spins a classic biblical tale to devastating moral effect, fetching up on a very modern shore, where horror, tragedy, comedy and a terrible beauty co-exist.
My role on this production was to provide general assistance to the director, as well as support movement direction.
You can read the full review in The Guardian here.