The Bible

an incredible comedy show!

A street preacher will try to spread the WORD, while a troupe of clowns will do their best to INTERPRET the readings of the bible, and even though their will is to be accurate to the lesson, their naivety will get in the way.

The Bible (Street clown version) is a provocative piece which portraits a challenge between the street preacher readings of the bible and the interpretation that a troupe of homeless clowns will make of it.

The public will face this innocent and in good faith, clash between the ideal and the reality, the misinterpretation and the findings, the looking for the truth and at the end, that being a human is somehow having sincere flaws.

It is El Telon Theatre (multicultural cast) second participation in the Anywhere Festival, and this year is not only about being part of this great event, is about to make it even greater!

2 reviews

  1. Even the Pope would rate it.

    Set in the gutters of the abandoned bowling green, the clowns portray the bible preaching in an iridescent childishness. Taking you straight into a masterpiece of such style as in ‘Black Cat White Cat’.
    Can be appreciated by both those of religion and those of not.
    From the eyes of a non believer, this is a chuckling version of scripture.
    Really enjoyable.

  2. Religion can be fun

    The Bible 28 Lyton Road East Brisbane 4pm 20 May 2017

    Religion education should have been this much fun when I was at school.

    El Telon Theatre has a large multicultural cast who decided to perfom this play in the open air.

    The audience sat under a tent or just outside it, it was a perfect Saturday afternoon ie no rain to dampen our spirits or theirs.

    The preacher read from The Bible various stories that fellow actors gave the actions too, no fancy costumes here they were homeless people who need to be saved.

    They all wore bright red noses, which I think is the token symbol of this theatre company.

    This sounds simple enough and could have been boring (maybe I had too much of it taught at school) but these performers were funny with their over the top actions.

    I loved the energy of the performers expecially the last scene just when you have time to contemplate something else twists your thinking.

    The multiculatural nature of the group makes it even better, speaking to the founder, members are leaving and joining all the time so each performance can bring a new energy to the group dynamics.

    Well done to all involved, I needed you in grade 8, Sister Jan just didn’t have the same energy as you

    I hope to see more productions in the future.

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The Bible @ East Brisbane Bowls Club


East Brisbane Bowls Club
38 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane QLD 4169

38 Lytton Road
East Brisbane QLD 4169
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Duration/Opening Times

4:00pm (50min)