Jesus, My Boy
date. January 2014
venue. The Gathering House, St. Alban's
credits. John Dowie, St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival
Jesus, My Boy is a warmly funny and poignant piece of theatre that lets Joseph, the forgotten man of the Christmas story, have his say. John Dowie, the author, is a British stand-up comedian turned playwright, and through his wry eyes, we follow Joseph’s journey from his life as an ordinary carpenter (“how do you make a dovetail joint?”), to meeting Mary (“her first words to me were, ‘call this a table?’”), to the birth of Jesus and the gifts of the Magi (“you couldn’t find a rattle?”), the boy’s childhood and beyond. This is a very human portrait of an ordinary man in extraordinary circumstances which will bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart.
REBECCA EAMON (Stage Manager) | IAN FARTHING (Cast – Joseph) | DOREEN TAYLOR-CLAXTON (Cast – Musician )
LAURA BARKLEY | ANN BRADY | TIMOTHY HESS | KAREN LEYENAAR | PETER LEYENAAR | REBEKAH SHIREY