By Howard Brenton Director Wesley Enoch

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 2 May – 3 June 2007

    Forgive me, brother, let’s keep our relationship strictly commercial. I hear people get killed in Judea because of religious arguments. All I want is a tent, not a new god.

    When the premiere of Paul was announced in London in 2006, it provoked an evangelical backlash and became one of the most controversial hits of the year. Company B presented the Australian premiere of this radical backroom account of the birth of Christianity.

    Syria, AD 36. Saul of Tarsus has the revelation of his life on the road to Damascus. He changes his name to Paul and sets out to spread the gospel of Yeshua Christos throughout the known world and to the heart of the Roman Empire. But as his mission grows, the spiritual is pitted against the worldly in a confronting test of the power of belief.

    Acclaimed British writer Howard Brenton takes a provocative look at rampant religious fervour in the shadow of a global power. His Paul is part genius, part maniac, a charismatic militant who goes on to forge one of the greatest statements of love known to any religion.

    Wesley Enoch directed this passionate wrestle with the beauty and danger of faith.


    By Howard Brenton
    Director Wesley Enoch
    Set Designer Adam Gardnir
    Costume Designer Genevieve Dugard
    Lighting Designer Matt Scott
    Composer & Sound Designer Steve Francis
    Fight Director Kyle Rowling
    Assistant Director Steven Rassios


    Paula Arundell
    James Evans
    Jonathan Hardy
    Jason Klarwein
    Steve Le Marquand
    Ewen Leslie
    Robert Menzies
    Graham Rouse
    Hazem Shammas

    Production images by Heidrun Lohr


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