The Comforter (2017) has the intimate quality of a prayer and the rowdy atmosphere of a rally. Mixing the mediums of gameshow, ritual, party and meditation retreat, this one-hour interactive performance experiment reclaims spirituality and offers a queer perspective on church. Loosely based on the films of Ingmar Bergman’s ‘Faith’ Trilogy, the piece touches upon holy ‘penetration’, missionary style and what it means to be fully human.
Commissioned by the Yard Theatre, Marlborough Theatre, Norwich Arts Centre and Colchester Arts Centre. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council, England.