The Sanctuary Lamp
From: Wednesday, 10th March 2010
To: Saturday, 3 April 2010
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Three lost souls occupy a city church for a night - Harry, an English-born Jew and an ex-circus strongman, Francisco, an Irishman and Harry's best friend and the waif-like Maudie. Betrayed by his best friend and wife and grieving over the death of his daughter, Harry talks to the sanctuary lamp to assuage his pain, his guilt and murderous intentions....
13 March 2010
Despite being declared a "thundering disgrace" by the Catholic Church for its anti-religious sentiment when it was first performed in 1975, Tom Murphy’s The Sanctuary Lamp is a deeply profound and spiritual play. This is a great opportunity to see B*spoke theatre’s revival directed by the renowned playwright himself.
Three misfits are drawn into a church. Harry, an ex-circus strongman first of all seeks shelter in the building. Finding him there, the Monsignor of the church offers him a job as caretaker, the main task of which is to keep the sanctuary lamp burning. Harry soon discovers that another troubled soul, 16-year old Maudie, is already sleeping in the confessional. They are soon joined by the shifty Francisco, another refugee of the circus, who had run off with Harry’s contortionist wife. They each tell their tales and philosophise on the nature of religion.
[Robert O’Mahoney] gives a tragic and humorous performance...
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