New play ‘I am Mark’ casts Jesus as revolutionary

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An exciting new play that casts Jesus as a revolutionary leader and features a bomb laden man counting down his last few seconds of life is set to be performed in Edinburgh this September.

I am Mark is the newest production from theatre company Applecart, who claim the play will be a controversial modern day makeover of St Mark’s Gospel.

i am Mark. Picture: Applecart

i am Mark. Picture: Applecart

Artistic director Peter Moreton said: “We’re treating the story with huge respect but it has often been marginalised by the church. Jesus is subversive and political, which doesn’t sit well with the dull and often narrow world of organized religion.”

He added that their production rids the tale of 2000 years of baggage using fresh and sometimes strong language.

Storyteller Phil Summers added: “For us a theatre in the heart of the city is a far better setting for a story of social unrest and revolution than an old echoing cathedral.”

Using a combination of theatre, film, music and comedy they will tell the entire of Mark’s Gospel for one night only at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the 27th Sept.