This promenade performanceprovocatively examines the concept of church sanctuary, recognised by English law until the 17th century. Contemporary stories of our search for sanctuary in the city are interwoven with bloody and ruthless historical narratives.
Audience and performers alike will embark on a dramatic and reflective journey, sharing silence, holy space and the power of the spoken word to bless or curse. Knowingly or unwittingly, the audience will play a role in the unfolding action.
Still I Pray has been created specifically for performance at St. Bartholomew the Great, EC1A - one of the oldest and most fascinating churches in London.
Still I Pray is a work in progress as part of the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award finalists' showcase, a chance to catch a glimpse of the original ideas of a new generation of artists.
30 mins / no interval
Age guidance 12+
Barbican Offsite: this performance takes place at St Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7HW.Click here for map.