★★★★ Guardian, WhatsOnStage, Theatre Reviews North
by Tim Foley, directed by Jaz Woodcock-Stewart
Behind the crumbling walls of St Grace’s Convent, an exhausted order of nuns needs resurrecting. As Easter approaches, Mother Elizabeth has just the thing. Behold ‘Mary’, a council-funded robot. Practical and surprisingly funny, for some a blessing, for others a curse - could she be the revelation they have all been praying for?
Bruntwood Prize Judges’ Award winner Tim Foley’s miraculous new play is sharp, timely and gloriously funny and brings nuns and robots together on the Royal Exchange stage for the first time. ELECTRIC ROSARY asks what faith really means in the age of artificial intelligence and what it is to be human in tomorrow’s world.
Please note this show contains flashing lights and a brief depiction of violence.
VENUE: The Theatre, the Royal Exchange Theatre
DATES: Saturday 23 April to 14 May 2022
TICKET PRICES: Standard Tickets range from £10 - £37. Under 30s and Pay What You Decide tickets are available for this show.
BANQUETTES: £10 Banquette seats will be released at 10am on the day of the first preview.
PREVIEWS & £12 MONDAYS: All preview performances are half price and all tickets are only £12 on Mondays (not including previews).
RUNNING TIME: approx. 2 hours, 40 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
||23 April 2022
|Monday (preview)||25 April 2022
||26 April 2022
||27 April 2022
|Friday||29 April 2022||19:30|
|Saturday||30 April 2022||14:30 (C) & 19:30 (C)
|Monday||02 May 2022||19:30
|Tuesday||03 May 2022||19:30|
|Wednesday||04 May 2022||14:30 (SD) & 19:30
|Thursday||05 May 2022||19:30|
|Friday||06 May 2022||19:30|
|Saturday||07 May 2022||14:30 & 19:30
|Monday||09 May 2022||19:30|
|Tuesday||10 May 2022||19:30
|Wednesday||11 May 2022||14:30 (R) & 19:30
|Thursday||12 May 2022||19:30 (BSL)
|Friday||13 May 2022||19:30 (AD)
|Saturday||14 May 2022||14:30 (SD) & 19:30
SD = SOCIALLY DISTANCED PERFORMANCE
C = CAPTIONED
AD = AUDIO DESCRIBED
R = RELAXED
BSL = BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE
BOOKING: Tickets are available to buy online.
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WRITTEN BY: Tim Foley
DIRECTOR: Jaz Woodcock-Stewart
DESIGNER: Charlotte Espiner
LIGHT DESIGNER: Simisola Majekodunmi
COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER: Anna Clock
VOCAL LEADER: Michael Betteridge
CASTING DIRECTOR: Julia Horan CDG
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Darren Sinnott
COMPANY STAGE MANAGER: Harriet Stewart
DEPUTY STAGE MANAGER: Sarah Jenkins
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: Emilia Stoddart
STAGE MANAGEMENT PLACEMENT: Frances Ashton
Captioned = Saturday 30 April 2022 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Relaxed = Wednesday 11 May 2022 at 2.30pm. A synopsis is available online for relaxed bookers.
British Sign Language (BSL) = Thursday 12 May 2022 at 7.30pm
Audio Described = Friday 13 May 2022 at 7.30pm