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The Twelfth Disciple

The Twelfth Disciple was originally devised by Eastbourne College drama pupils and is now developed into a full professional performance. Set in the Middle East, the play imagines a 21st century Judas forced to give up his leader to the authorities, but can he be trusted? And who, ultimately is pulling the strings?

This powerful, dynamic and provocative play previewed where it started here in Eastbourne before opening in theatres in Bristol and London later in the autumn. It stars Paul Albertson (Sherlock, Coronation Street, The Bill), Melanie Gray (Law and Order) and Royal Court and National Theatre actor Jaz Deol and features original music especially recorded for the production by Daisy and The Dark.  The play explores the character of Judas in a modern context asking further questions of what we’ve learned in 2,000 years…

On Saturday 20 September a charity performance of the Twelfth Disciple was performed in the main theatre at Eastbourne College. Funds raised from ticket sales and a raffle of gifts from local businesses, including the Grand Hotel, Pomodoro e Mozzarella and Grand Flowers, will be donated to the charity Freedom from Torture.This organisation (formerly The Medical Foundation) provides support to victims of torture from across the globe.

The photograph here shows the cast talking about the work of Freedom from Torture to Eastbourne College pupils.