wicktheatre > Archive > Performances > Son of Man

Box Office: 01273 597094       Tickets: Online

Son of Man

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

April 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2000.


Son of Man

by Derek Fraser

 

1770004_son-of-man_playbill

Directed by
Derek Fraser

Cast

Bob Ryder – Jesus

Adrian Kenward – Agitator

Alistair Reed – Centurion

David Goodger – Pilate

John Robinson – Commander

Joanna Hopper – Ruth

Dennis Evans – Caiaphas

John Garland – Peter

Simon Druce – Andrew

Peter Thompson – James

Kevin Isaac – John

Peter Milner – First Priest

Diane Robinson – Second Priest

Hazel Starns – Procla [Pilate’s wife]

Judas – Rols Ham-Riche

Jasper Astle – Money-Changer

Margaret Ockenden – Heckler & Onlooker

Michelle Wragg – Heckler & Onlooker

 

Production Crew

Stage Manager – David Comber

ASM – Jean Porter

Lighting – Mike Medway

Sound – Simon Snelling

Set Construction – David Comber

Set Construction – Dave Collis

Set Construction – Brian Box

Set Construction – Mike Davy

Set Construction – Marc Lewis

Set Painting – Frances Thorne

Set Painting – Sheila Neesham

Properties – Margaret Davy

Properties – Sue Whittaker

Costumes – Frances Moulton

Sound Recording – Greg Starns

Music – Katalin Szeless

Press & Publicity – Rosemary Bouchy

Press & Publicity – Frances Thorne

Press & Publicity – Rosemary Brown

Design & Graphics – Judith Berrill

Box Office – Margaret Murrell

Front of House Manager – Brian Moulton

 

Programme Note #1: Son of Man

A large part of the last 2000 years has been based on the life, death and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. At the start of another Millennium Son of Man looks at the man Jesus through the eyes of an original and successful playwright of the late 20th Century.

Dennis Potter has also been called controversial. In Son of Man he portrays a very Roman Jesus, with all His doubts and frailties as much, if not more than, His divinity. The title Son of Man [rather than Son of God] suggests this.

Son of Man is in no way sacrilegious, but there is no cut and dried certainty as to the divinity of Jesus. Like all god plays we are left to judge for ourselves. Son of Man was first presented on TV in 1969. The ending was ambiguous but the stage version ends on a triumphant note. It is a powerful and challenging piece of theatre, worthy of Wick.

DF wrote: “This play has been brought to the Barn stage through the effort and commitment of a great many people. I am indebted to them all – not only the large and enthusiastic cast, which includes several actors new to the Barn, but also the many other dedicated Wick members who have made this production possible. I hope that you will find Son of Man thought-provoking, as well as an absorbing piece of theatre.”

 


back-to-top-icon