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19 March 2011 @ 06:33 am
CE in "In The Beginning"  
Snagged from housemaid79 

Original source Art Thou Beguiled Now....

Thursday, 24th March only

Exactly four hundred years ago, in 1611, a group of scholars gathered together in the Jerusalem Chamber at Westminster Abbey to finalise their translation of the King James Version of the Bible (KJV). Subsequent centuries have seen this book become one of the most significant works of literature in the English language. To celebrate the publication of this remarkable text, Westminster Abbey has teamed up with the Bush Theatre to create a unique, intimate and highly theatrical event.

In The Beginning will see audience members taken, in intimate groups, on an extraordinary journey round the Abbey – accessing areas that are rarely open to the public and at a time when it is usually closed to visitors. Each group will be led on a journey by one of the country's most exciting established or emerging actors. As you travel round the building, an ensemble of performers will read carefully chosen extracts from the KJV which will cast a fresh and surprising light on the Abbey itself. This one off event will be a uniquely exciting way to experience an historic place and an historic text.

Co-directed by Josie Rourke and Christopher Haydon, in conjunction with the Dean and Chapter of Westminster

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(message to the mods, I opted for the "event" tag since we don't have anything more fitting. Perhaps you could add a "theatre" one?)
 
 
 
eskridge77: favoriteeskridge77 on March 19th, 2011 02:59 pm (UTC)
Okay... in all seriousness, and NOT for my usual reasons (or not much, anyway), I would love to be there for that! The sheer, majestic history of it - regardless of faith or belief or whatever.

CE would just be the icing on the cake!

Tell me again... why don't I live in England? Just askin'...
develish1: CE - hatdevelish1 on March 19th, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean, it does sound like it would be quite an awesome thing to experience regardless.

I'm still tempted to try to get there, but cash is an issue since it would mean an overnight stay, or coming back in the middle of the night, plus we have to rely on public transport.
bratflorida: CE 9 OMGbratflorida on March 19th, 2011 03:41 pm (UTC)
I AM MOVING TO ENGLAND....seriously.... It amazes me that once again, CE is in a production involving religion. I WANT TO GO!!! Someone adopt me so I can move over there with you!!!!
develish1: CE - hatdevelish1 on March 19th, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC)
I'd happily adopt you love, you know that, but we don't have any room, sorry.
Tarot: CE Smilebigbadwolfeboro on March 20th, 2011 12:37 am (UTC)
Drat. I always seem to get word on these too late to do anything about it and being on the wrong side of the Pond doesn't help either. If you manage to get there, enjoy.
develish1: CE - hatdevelish1 on March 20th, 2011 12:54 am (UTC)
I don;t think I will, but I'll most definitely report back if I do :)