Written on the Heart

Thursday, 27 October 2011 - Saturday, 10 March 2012
Location: Swan Theatre, RSC, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Organisation: Royal Shakespeare Company
Topic: Bible


David Edgar’s new play Written on the Heart, directed by RSC Chief Associate Director Gregory Doran, marks the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

Across an 80 year divide, two men translate the word of God into the English tongue. For one, it means death at the stake. For the other, it could mean an archbishop's mitre.

After almost a century of unrest, the King James Bible was intended to end the violent upheavals of the English reformation. But deep-seated conflicts force a leading translator to confront the betrayal of his youthful religious ideals, for the sake of social peace.

Historic Royal Palaces The City of London Nida The Scottish Bible Society Wallspace Gallery