Simon Callow in The Man Jesus


Ros Povey, Zoë Simpson and Seabright Productions present Simon Callow in the Lyric Theatre Belfast production of The Man Jesus by Matthew Hurt.

This production toured the UK in autumn 2014.

This extraordinary play looks back two thousand years to witness key moments in the life of ‘the man Jesus’, through the eyes of the people who knew him.

Simon Callow, one of Britain’s best-loved actors, performs this fresh and moving account of biblical stories including the raising of Lazarus, the wedding at Cana and the journey to Jerusalem. His powerful portrayal of the tyrants, traitors and madmen in Jesus’ life asks people of all faiths and none: what sort of a man was able to inspire the history of the world?

Thought-provoking, thrilling and full of wit, this production premiered to great acclaim at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre, and now embarks on a strictly limited UK tour.

‘Callow renews our sense of wonder at the son of man and his story.’  Daily Telegraph

‘Callow and Hurt manage to keep us gripped.’ **** Sunday Times

‘Callow is stunning.’  Belfast Times

Directed by Joseph Alford. Associate Direction by Dan Ayling. Set design by Fiammetta Horvat. Lighting design by Mark Howland. Sound Design by Alma Kelliher.

Photography by Stefan Hill.