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King David, Man of Blood

King David, Man of Blood

Fraser Grace

Oberon Books

"Biblical drama isn't exactly big news in contemporary theatre, but Fraser Grace makes it seem urgent and bang up-to-date...The stage is set for an examination of man's relationship with his own true nature and with God. Is God crucial and what happens when he is banished from our lives? It's unfashionable stuff, but exceptionally meaty and often gripping."Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

"[On] the dangers of unquestioning obedience, of atrocity sanctioned by religion: the play resonates as loudly as mortar fire...At it's gutsiest this is a work of intelligence and audacity"Sam Marlowe, The Times


"Is it possible for God to do wrong? To be wrong...? And if God is wrong, what then?


Beauty, comedy, horror and tragedy collide in this gripping and powerful new play. Award-winning writer Fraser Grace re-spins the classical biblical tale of King David to devastating moral effect.

Fraser Grace began writing for the stage whilst working for Back-to-Back Theatre, a Birmingham based touring company for which he also acted and directed. Perpetua was joint winner of the 1996 Verity Bargate Award. It was premiered at The Door, Birmingham Repertory Theatre in April 1999 in association with Soho Theatre Company.

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