His story became History. Her story became Heresy.
The sacred and profane collide in a new performance inspired by the Gospel of Mary Magdalene. Three copies of the gospel have been found – all of them with missing pages. As the only gospel written in the name of a woman, it reveals Mary Magdalene as a most formidable and courageous spiritual leader, confidante and companion of Christ.
Moving through humour, bold physicality and intricate storytelling; The Witness reveals how one woman’s 2000 year old testimony comes clattering into the life of a contemporary woman, initiating a reckoning and demanding that the missing pages be written anew.
Performers: Jo Blake and Rob Clark
Director: Jo Blake
Movement Director: Ben Duke
Lead Dramaturg: Lootie Johansen-Bibby
Visiting Dramaturg: Sheila Ghelani
Collaborative Devisor: Georgia Tillery-Randak
Designer: Ruth Stringer
Lighting Designer: Adi Currie
Sound Designer: Patrick J Middleton
Producer: Courtenay Johnson for Carbon Theatre