The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven : 10th Anniversary EditionClifford, Jo, Harding, James T, Cooper, Annabel£10.99
- Of Scotland
- Trans Authors
A revolutionary queer play which reimagines Biblical stories with a transgender Jesus. This unique book brings together the script with the story of its remarkable impact, resilience and enduring relevance as told by the family of artists and activists who made it happen.
Ten years on from this groundbreaking play’s explosive premiere at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, this unique book brings together the script with the story of its remarkable impact, resilience and enduring relevance as told by the family of artists and activists who made it happen.
Jo Clifford is one of Scotland’s most renowned playwrights, a Stonewall role model, a Saltire Society Outstanding Woman, and a proud father and grandmother living in Edinburgh. She is internationally known as a performer and acclaimed author of 100 plays. As a performer she is also best known for her Eve (which she co-wrote with Chris Goode) and which she has been touring in the UK and in Brazil in a National Theatre of Scotland production. As a playwright, her five play sequence Five Days Which Changed Everything has recently been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, her first play Losing Venice (first performed 1985) has recently been revived by the Orange Tree Theatre in London, her Anna Karenina has recently had a highly successful run in Tokyo, and her queer version of The Taming of the Shrew performed to great acclaim in Cardiff and Glasgow.
“I’ve been writing plays for forty years and in that time have written one hundred plays. I’m proud of all of them; but perhaps most proud of this one, because I know it has changed trans people’s lives for the better.”