23rd – 27th June 9.30pm £12/10
Jehovah’s First Witness tells the story, in speech and song, of Joseph Franklin, AKA Judge Rutherford, the effective founder of the doomsday cult that currently controls, worldwide, about 8 million lives. Follow Rutherford from his Southern Baptist childhood in Missouri via his lawyer’s office, a prison cell, a great mansion in San Diego, his failed attempt to befriend Adolf Hitler, and finally to his grave.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Reviews 2019
‘The song about ‘biblical numbers’ is both clever and hilarious.’ Jodie McVicar – Broadway Baby
‘An informative piece that provides a comprehensive picture of the founding of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.’ Culture Fix
‘It’s enlightening: filled with millenarian fervour, and strong on biographical detail.’ The Wee Review
Tickets booked online must be collected 15mins before showtime. Cash tickets are available for 30 mins at the box office. TICKETS ARE NON REFUNDABLE
Ticket price includes a £1.50 membership fee which entitles you to £1.50 off all further shows at the theatre for one year. The membership card will be presented with your ticket(s) at the box office, on the day.
Over 18’s only, limited access for people with disabilities, no admittance for latecomers.
Hen & Chickens Theatre
109 St Paul’s Road
London N1 2NA