Hello world!

So here we are. Sat at home with a day off and writing my first WordPress post.

I’m planning to write about things that I get up to as well as comment on world events, music, politics and the like.

I’m currently listening to Pandora – and some crazy classical guitar action – its not at all my usual thing but suprisingly relaxing…

First thing to write about briefly is Stewart Lee’s What Would Judas Do? which I went to see at the Bush Theatre, Shepherds Bush last weekend.  I love Stewart Lee, from the days when he worked with Richard Herring on Fist of Fun and TMWRNG to seeing him in stand up on numerous occasions in the last few years.

I never got to see the controversial Jerry Springer the Opera though – I was out of the country at the time it was on and it is only since I’ve been back that I heard the furore it caused due to it’s alleged blasphemous content.  Lee has always criticised the recieved notions taught by the church – the Sunday Heroes section from This Morning with Richard Not Judy being a case in point.

“Consider the Lily”

This show takes a look at the last week of Jesus’ life through the eyes of Judas, one of the less important members of the disciples who despite initially feeling put upon because he always has to carry the bags and do the menial jobs, and is never really taken seriously by the suck ups Matthew and John because occasionally he feels Jesus’s teachings are a little too wishy washy eventually finds himself being given the most important job in the story by giving it a dramatic ending.

It portrays Judas as a bit of an idiot but a revolutionary one who believed Jesus was preaching real change and opposition to the Romans.

Lee likes to involve the audience, and participation is rewarded by the handing out of various bags of nuts throughout the show, this theme continues when the climax of the show involves bringing ten audience members to sit around a table, and bread and wine is passed around to recreate the last supper.

There are no real suprises here, Lee is obviously well read in his subject and quotes from scripture throughout, he is engaging, funny and holds the audience for an hour without too much trouble.

Anyway, that is my first post.

Exciting times…!

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