Into Thy Hands

Wednesday, 1 June 2011 - Saturday, 2 July 2011
Location: Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, Tower Hamlets, London, United Kingdom
Organisation: The Jericho House
Topic: Bible


The Jericho House in association with Wilton’s Music Hall is proud to present ‘Into Thy Hands’, a new play by Jonathan Holmes. Set in 1611, the play is centred around John Donne and his parallel and often conicting positions as accomplice to the Bible project, translator of Galileo, and associate of the boom in court masques. The play explores a thought provoking collision of worlds, where art, science and religion meet.

The production will run for four weeks this June at Wilton’s Music Hall to coincide with the four hundredth anniversary of King James’s Bible, this is a play which not only champions but makes accessible to a modern audience one of our most important metaphysical poets and revolutionary texts. By combining the poetry of Donne, the text of the King James Bible and the songs of Solomon, Jonathan Holmes has written a play that resonates powerfully with our own conicted times: we too face a crisis of political legitimacy recast as a matter of faith, as ever the scientic view of the universe is at odds with the religious, and art again oers a vital means of cultural engagement within a changing world.

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