Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854598868Publication Date:
14 Sep 2005
Size: 200mm x 130mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
Ebook, 96 pages ISBN: 9781780015019Publication Date:
15 Oct 2014
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First Staged:
National Theatre, London, 2005


By Howard Brenton

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An irreverent and provocative drama questioning the basis of Christianity, by the author of The Romans in Britain.

The most famous conversion in history - when Saul became Paul on the road to Damascus - was a trick. It was actually Jesus appearing to him. Jesus did not die on the cross but was rescued and sheltered by his brother James, by Peter and by Peter's wife, Mary Magdalene. But they prefer to keep Paul in the dark because, although he is mistakenly preaching that Christ rose again, at least it keeps him busy and gets the Christian message out there...

Now imprisoned by Nero, Peter finally tells Paul the truth before they go to their deaths as the first Christian Martyrs.

Howard Brenton's play Paul was first performed at the National Theatre, London, in 2005.

Blog Post: Howard Brenton on how Paul was a turning point in his career. Read the 2018 interview here.

Extra Content: read an interview with Howard Brenton about Paul, published in the Guardian on 1 June 2006.

Press Quotes

'Powerful and thrilling... The beauty, compassion and sense of mystery in Paul's words sends shivers down the spine'

Daily Telegraph

'An exciting play that explores big issues'

Paperback,96 pages ISBN: 9781854598868Publication Date:
14 Sep 2005
Size: 200mm x 130mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
Ebook,96 pages ISBN: 9781780015019Publication Date:
15 Oct 2014
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Howard Brenton:

Berlin Bertie
#aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei
Never So Good
Cancelling Socrates
Eternal Love
Lawrence After Arabia
Miss Julie & Creditors
Faust: Parts I & II
The Blinding Light
Dances of Death
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
The Shadow Factory
Anne Boleyn
55 Days
Miss Julie
Drawing the Line
Doctor Scroggy's War

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