Response Ability Theatre’s Nell Hardy discusses their play I, Lord
Our first podcast guest of 2024 is Nell Hardy from Response Ability Theatre. Their new play, I, Lord, tackles the difficult subject of spiritual abuse. It’s a term that perhaps many of us don’t quite understand its meaning, but Nell helpfully explains what it means.
As well as that, we discuss what to expect from the play, what it is they hope to achieve with it, and why they are putting on an accompanying children’s show playing at the same time, so you can bring your kids along for the evening and leave them in safe hands.
I, Lord plays at The Space from 13 – 17 February. Further information and bookings can be found here.
13 – 17 February
“Atheists like you are everything that’s wrong with religion.”
Evie can’t pray. Ayeza can’t stop praying. Priya doesn’t want to pray – or at least, that’s what she tells everyone. Will you take this time to pray, or will you let your mind wander?
Response Ability Theatre brings its uncompromisingly compassionate lyricism into I, Lord, inviting you to attend mass through the mind of a survivor of spiritual abuse.
Inspired by writer Nell Hardy’s experiences within the Church of England, and informed by survivors from other and no faiths, the show explores what makes us put up with mistreatment within faith settings, what prevents those outside of faith settings from creating safety for survivors, and how we can follow our own callings in a world that needs us to take sides.
FREE parallel children’s show
At the same time as the main show, we are running a show for 5-11 year olds that is FREE for the children of audience members to attend.
See the CHILDREN’S SHOW page for information on how to reserve your children’s spaces.
Tickets available here.