Gospel of Matthew comes to Bideford

14:14 12 February 2013

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Plough Arts presents ‘the greatest story ever told’ at Bideford College.

A virtuoso delivery of ‘the greatest story ever told’ comes to Devon hall at Bideford College on Friday with The Gospel of Matthew.

Award-winning actor George Dillon presents an unforgettable vision of Jesus in an intense, very human and occasionally humorous performance.

Inspired by an encounter with Bob Geldof at Euston Station and created in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, his powerful delivery of his own translation of the gospel portrays Jesus not as a gentle and mild but as ‘a contemporary raging fighter for God… an angry Jesus, a Christ who is angry at humanity but also human in his anger’

The Gospel of Matthew was traditionally considered the earliest account of the life and teachings of Jesus and was thought to have been compiled soon after the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD.

With religious and racial conflict still spreading from the Middle East, this ‘apocalyptic gospel’ is perhaps as relevant, inspiring and terrifying today as when it was written.

The show starts at 8pm in the Devon Hall at Bideford College. For tickets and information call The Plough Arts Centre on 01805 624624.

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