Greetings book clubbers,
Just a reminder that we meet this Wednesday at about 8.00pm in the Great Exhibition pub in Crystal Palace Rd. The refurbishment of the Clockhouse has been put back until next year so we can see how we feel about going back there. The only problem with the new venue is the beer, it's not very nice.
Also do you want to go to this:
Friday 19th October
Obsessed with his own salvation, the hermit Paulo dedicates himself to ten years of prayerful penance. When his faith wavers, the ever-watchful Devil seizes the moment to convince him that he shares the fate of one Enrico, a notorious Neapolitan gangster destined for damnation. Swearing vengeance, Paulo lashes out against God and assembles a band of rival outlaws.
I'll match Enrico in mad badness.
So, we're damned, both of us, are we?
Then I'll be revenged on the whole world.
And yet, even as their villainous crimes escalate, the possibility of redemption hovers over the two men, perhaps within reach.
The subversive and riotous exploration of faith and the transformative power of love races across the Italian landscape, relishing the unpredictability of fate, an extraordinary array of characters and their very real dilemmas.
Sinner I am - pray for me.
Damned by Despair, written in 1635 by the great Spanish dramatist Tirso de Molina, is brought to vivid life in Frank McGuinness' new version.
Supported by The Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre
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