What would you ask God? What if you didn’t like the answer? Those are the questions posed by playwright and director Andrew Bruce-Lockhart in new play God 2.0, coming to the Lion & Unicorn Theatre next month. Book your tickets now!
The new production, staged by Kent-based company Blueberry Goose Theatre Group, runs at the Kentish Town venue from 12 to 16 November 2019.
In the world of God 2.0, the heavenly entity gives a monthly interview answering absolutely any question. For Ash Pentel, a troubled heavy-weight political journalist and this month’s interviewer, the right answer could be a life saver.
At one level the play is an exploration of how society as a whole might deal with situation. How does it cope with the sudden proof that God exists? That God is real? On another, it is about how individuals might process this understanding based on their own personal perspectives and prejudices.
Speaking about the play, Bruce-Lockhart said:
“God 2.0 is an attempt to explore my personal take on faith. I hope people will take away their own message, their own understanding about their own questions and that the play might spark discussion and conversation beyond the theatre seat.”
The play previously ran in an earlier, condensed version at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre in 2018 as part of The Camden Fringe, when London Theatre Reviews, in its 4-star review, said of the production: “Talking about God is never easy, especially if you don’t want to fall into clichés or judgments, or hurt somebody’s conscience. God 2.0 is a courageous play that accomplish all this, makes you look into yourself and gives food for thought for the days to come.”
This new staging of God 2.0 follows the success of Blueberry Goose Theatre Group’s Letting Go, which enjoyed a run at the Hen & Chickens Theatre as part of this summer’s Camden Fringe. Two of the cast from that production – CMJ Taylor and Zoe Cunningham – are reunited by Bruce-Lockhart for God 2.0. They’re joined in the cast by Malcolm Jeffries, Inez Thorn and Romy Chaggar.
Cunningham boast previous credits including Hobson’s Choice, The Ghost Train and A Woman of No Importance for Ladbroke Players, while Taylor may be best known for his work with comedy group British Rationals. Jeffries is a regular with Proforca Theatre, for whom he has performed in At Last, Reading Gaol and Feel/More, Thorn’s credits include Salt River (Pascal Theatre Company), Nancy (New End Theatre) and Mr Bennett & Mrs Smith (Old Red Lion Theatre), and Chaggar is best known for films The Kiss and White Paint.
Bruce-Lockhart’s play runs as part of a packed autumn season at The Lion & Unicorn Theatre that also includes whirlwind comedy Defective Inspector, quartet of sci-fi plays REPLAY and a new staging of Anthony Neilson‘s Penetrator by Uncanny Collective, who recently staged Haunted at Peckham’s Asylum Chapel.
God 2.0 runs at The Lion & Unicorn Theatre, 42-44 Gaisford St, Kentish Town, London NW5 2ED from 12 to 16 November with performances from Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £14. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!!