Jesus, the Devil and a Kid Called Death
by Carolyn Scott-Jeffs
Well-meaning drama teacher Mrs Woodhouse takes a gamble when she casts the school bad boy as Jesus in The Harrowing of Hell for the town's Mystery Cycle. What's more, the Devil is being played by the extremely well-behaved Chrissy. Meanwhile Chrissy's kid brother is not very happy about being left out and invents a character all of his own. Romantic comedy by Carolyn Scott-Jeffs about one teacher's belief in the redemptive power of drama.
Dan.... Connor Doyle
Nick.... James Rastall
Chrissy.... Leah Brotherhead
Mrs Woodhouse.... Alison Belbin
Directed by Peter Leslie Wild
Carolyn Scott-Jeffs has written several plays for Radio 4, including Square, Circle, Triangle, Tarnished Wings, 21 Conversations With a Hairdresser, Fifteen Ways to Leave Your Lover, and The Angel of New Street, as well as episodes of Doctors for BBC One, and stage plays including Out in the Garden, Wenches, and Having it All. Carolyn lectures in Creative Writing at Loughborough University. She has herself been involved in the Lichfield Mystery Cycle which provided the initial inspiration for this comedy.
Connor Doyle (Dan) has had two West End runs in Billy Elliott as Michael; is a presenter on Tricky TV; and appeared in Peter Pan at Birmingham Rep.
Leah Brotherhead (Chrissy) won the Carleton Hobbs Award in 2010 and has just finished a five-month contract with the BBC Radio Drama Company.
James Rastall (Nick) was in Blame the Parents, a two-part Afternoon Play on Radio 4 last year.
Alison Belbin (Mrs Woodhouse) has many credits including Doctors, The Archers, Emmerdale. For Radio 4 she was in Blame the Parents, and When the Bough Breaks.