Written on the Heart - Duchess Theatre

Pro reviewers average 2014-11-01 The Word of God...something to die for?Two men, across an 80-year divide, translate the word of God into English. For one, it means death at the stake. For the other, an archbishop's mitre...After almost a century of unrest, the King James Bible was in... The Word of God...something to die for?Two men, across an 80-year divide, translate the word of God into English. For one, it means death at the stake. For the other, an archbishop's mitre...After almost a century of unrest, the King James Bible was intended to end the violent upheavals of the English reformation. But deep-seated conflicts force a leading translator to confront the betrayal of his youthful religious ideals.David Edgar's critically acclaimed play opens at the Duchess Theatre from 19 April for a strictly limited West End season, directed by Artistic Director Designate Gregory Doran. 3.8
Running dates from Apr 19 2012 to Jul 21 2012
Theatre Duchess Theatre
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Genre Drama
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The Word of God...something to die for?

Two men, across an 80-year divide, translate the word of God into English. For one, it means death at the stake. For the other, an archbishop's mitre...

After almost a century of unrest, the King James Bible was intended to end the violent upheavals of the English reformation. But deep-seated conflicts force a leading translator to confront the betrayal of his youthful religious ideals.

David Edgar's critically acclaimed play opens at the Duchess Theatre from 19 April for a strictly limited West End season, directed by Artistic Director Designate Gregory Doran.

Author David Edgar
Director Gregory Doran
Company Royal Shakespeare Company
Featured Actors/Actresses Bruce Alexander
Jamie Ballard
Stephen Boxer
Paul Chahidi
Oliver Ford Davies
James Hayes
Jim Hooper
Youssef Kerkour
Joseph Kloska
Sam Marks
Ian Midlane
Mark Quartley
Daniel Stewart
Simon Thorp
Annette McLaughlin
Jodie McNee
Designer Francis O'Connor
Lighting Designer Tim Mitchell
Sound Jonathan Ruddick
Music Paul Englishby