Testament of Mary is the latest play to take Broadway by storm, for all the right reasons too.
Testament of Mary is an ambitious project as far as Broadway productions go, with the striking stage set up almost as awe-inspiring as the actual one person show. A live vulture, an uprooted tree suspended in mid-air and a seemingly bottomless pool of water litter the stage that is soon inhabited by the show's star, Fiona Shaw, who gives a commanding performance in Irish writer Colm Toibin and director Deborah Warner's one woman show.
Fiona Shaw and Colm Toibin at the show's premiere.
The script is adapted from 2012 novella about Mary, the mother of Christ in 'historical' terms and the Mother of God and the Queen of Heaven in the Biblical sense. Holding lilies, surrounded by a Plexiglas cube or by candles, or stripped of any defining qualities, Toibin's presentation of the Virgin Mary is bound to be one that you have never seen before as Testament of Mary really is a spectacle to behold.
Continue reading: Fiona Shaw Gives Powerhouse Performance In Testament of Mary
The final instalment of the Harry Potter series is almost upon us! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will bring the much loved set of films to a close.