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Divine Humanity - New Players Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

A DRAMATISATION of William Blake’s life and work, Divine Humanity, receives its world premiere at the New Players Theatre – from November 22 (previews from November 20) to December 2, 2007.

The play is a theatrical journey through Blake’s prophetic books and sets the story of Jerusalem against the background of his masterly engravings from The Book of Job. The whole is interspersed with key moments in Blake’s life and incorporates original music and contemporary dance.

It will be the first time that the books Jerusalem, Milton and Vala have been performed live on stage.

Divine Humanity, specially created to mark the 250th anniversary of Blake’s birth, is produced by Theatre of Eternal Values, an acclaimed international touring company of actors and musicians from the UK and Europe, founded in Belgium in 1996.

The cast includes Tim Bruce (William Blake/Jesus the Imagination), Deborah Eckman, Monia Giovannangeli, Carl Johan Haggman, Marja Merisalo, Alexandra Maitland Hume, Mirjam Varma, Eva Neubauer, Sergio Otero, Francesca Panariti, Vanessa Payer-Kumar, Nicolette Renault, Adda van Zanden, Leo Vertunni, Victor Vertunni and Reinhardt Winter.

Tickets: £15, £12 concessions, £10 groups of 10 or more.

For tickets call 08700 600 100 or visit the website.

Divine Humanity will be accompanied by Eternity in an Hour, a full programme of lunchtime events.
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