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Electric Rosary
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848429376Publication Date:
28 Apr 2022
Size: 198mm x 129mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
Ebook, 96 pages ISBN: 9781788505307Publication Date:
28 Apr 2022
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
First Staged:
Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 2022

Electric Rosary

By Tim Foley

Paperback £12.99£10.39

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  • Bruntwood Prize Judges' Award - 2017

Behind the crumbling walls of St Grace's Convent, an exhausted order of nuns needs resurrecting. As Easter approaches, Mother Elizabeth has just the thing.

Behold 'Mary', a council-funded robot. Practical and surprisingly funny, for some a blessing, for others a curse – could she be the revelation they have all been praying for?

Electric Rosary is a sharp, timely and gloriously funny play by Tim Foley, asking what faith really means in the age of artificial intelligence and what it is to be human in tomorrow's world. It was a Judges' Award winner in the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, and premiered at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, in April 2022.

'We're children of God, sister. No hunk of metal could replace any one of us.'

Press Quotes

'Startling and audacious in its conception, Tim Foley's play collides religion and technology, ritual and algorithms, tradition and innovation... it's thrilling to see a new play of such ambition and ingenuity'


'A play of bravura, originality and ambition... full of awe and surprises... adventurous, bold storytelling'


'Timely and whip-smart'

Manchester Evening News

'Tantalising new comedy... Foley's witty Black Mirror-style premise deftly refreshes the age old standoffs between faith and science, tradition and technology'

Paperback,96 pages ISBN: 9781848429376Publication Date:
28 Apr 2022
Size: 198mm x 129mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
Ebook,96 pages ISBN: 9781788505307Publication Date:
28 Apr 2022
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

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