That Catholic Thing

Dates and Times

Tue 21 June - Sun 17 July at 7.30pm (5pm on Sundays)

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Ticket information

£14/12 (£10 previews)

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Presented by Sky Blue Theatre

Age guideance 16+

The performance on Fri 15 July will be BSL interpreted.

Everybody is looking for a sign, but with the monetary power and propaganda behind major religions are we left hallucinating?

Growing up in a devout Catholic household in Ireland, life has not been kind to Maurice and Louise, with an abusive mother and an absent father, the brother and sister begin to question the religion they have been indoctrinated into. It is obvious, to Maurice at least, that a new religion is called for. Perhaps one that will allow him to perform miracles and heal the sick. He sets about creating one – With thousands of religions existing in the world, who’s to say this new religion isn’t the true one?

With faith healing, miracle bacon and flying saucer holy communion, That Catholic Thing asks, what is the true price of religion?

Written by Anne Bartram for Sky Blue Theatre, That Catholic Thing is a bold, comedic exploration of ceremonies, rites and religious beliefs and the lengths to which it can take apparently normal people.

About the company

Sky Blue Theatre are champions of new writing, providing a platform for playwrights across the globe for the British Theatre Challenge which selects and performs 10 new plays each year from 300+ entries. Formed in 2007, Sky Blue was founded by a small team of experienced actors, writers and directors and grown to a wider collective of collaborative artists.


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