Dates and Times
Mon 7 - Tue 8 March at 7.15pm
Presented by Thom Jordan
(Previously titled Cleansed in Blood)
Cleansed in the Blood of the Lamb, one can be forgiven of any sin…
Thom Jordan grew up as a minister’s son; until the age of 18 he thought his place was deep within the realm of modern Christianity. Moving to Sydney in pursuit of his ‘God-given gift’ to act, he soon discovered a whole other world outside the bubble of faith.
THORN looks at how different life could have been if Thom had stayed within that bubble, exploring this idea and lifestyle through the fictional story of Paul, an amalgamation of Thom’s experiences as a minister’s son and the events surrounding a prominent Australian Pentecostal minister, who was exposed as having faked cancer for three years.
Thom believes that Paul is what he could have become, had he stayed within the church. The way in which these ‘mega-church’ ministers manipulate an audience – and the thrill that gives them – is no different from an actor in front of an audience or a rock star in front of a stadium full of adoring fans. Our lives on stage rarely reflect the truth. Come witness this Adelaide Fringe ‘Best Emerging Artist’ nominee, in a show that’s been dividing audiences all across Australia.
“A thought-provoking and thoroughly unexpected hour of intense performance” Three Weeks
” I found myself drawn to Jordan’s charisma and enthusiasm to tell his story” Ed Fringe Review
“Thom Jordan is an impressive performer. He commands the small stage with energy and a dollop of charisma” A Younger Theatre
“Profound insight complemented by sharp humour, Jordan has crafted a scintillating work” Absolute Theatre
Part of Sprint Festival 2016: London’s biggest and best festival of the newest, most adventurous theatre from across the UK and beyond.
Catch Thorn in a double bill with 14 Scattered Islands on the same evening. Two shows for just £16!
About the Artist
Spent the last 18 months developing and touring what is now known as Thorn all across Australia. Then after performing it at the Edinburgh Fringe Thom decided it was time to make the move from Sydney to London.