Friday & Saturday October 3rd & 4th, 8pm
(Image courtesy of Dod Proctor Estate and the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings)
The Annunciation Church in Brighton will stage a new play by Stephen Plaice, The Gospel According to Lilian, starring Roger Alborough, Jenny Alborough, Janet Hewlett Davies, Mark Enticknap, Annie Jackson and newcomer Sophie Ford as Lilian.
Set in the 1950s, the play imagines the visitation of Anglican nuns by the spirit of Mary Magdalen and explores how the church as a whole might deal with such a miraculous event.
Tickets £10 / £8 on the door
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Stephen Plaice is a dramatist working in opera, theatre and film. In the last decade he has become one of Britain's leading librettists and bookwriters for musical theatre.
* Stephen has been appointed as the new Writer in Residence
in the Composition Department at the Guildhall
School of Music and Drama. He will be responsible for
mentoring writers on the new MA in Opera Making, which begins
in autumn 2014, as well as being involved with the Drama
department at the school. He intends also to pursue the
research for his forthcoming book Who Wrote the
* In June, as part of its 150th annniversary celebrations,
The Church of the Annunciation in Brighton published The
Real Presence, Stephen's history of the church
from its founding as a mission to the poor and up to the
present day. Read more here...
* Imago, Stephen's community opera for Glyndebourne, with composer Orlando Gough, won an Royal Philharmonic Society award in the Learning and Participation category in May this year.
* Stephen has recently completed the libretto for Amy, commissioned by the Royal Swedish Opera. It is scheduled for performance in 2018. The composer is Rolf Martinsson. This mainstage production is an adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novella Amy Foster.