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The Assassination of Pope Urban II

James Moran

Dublin Fringe Festival 2017

19 – 23 Sep | 6:45pm plus 2:15pm on 23 Sep | Boys’ School

An experimental comedy show about the nightmarish life and brutal death of Pope Urban II. Born a runt, Urban II lived with a wasting disease of the body and spirit that has been eradicated by modern medicine. After being born and raised in a graveyard by friendly ghouls and dead bodies he went to the Vatican where he was elected Pope in 1088. Eleven years later he was abducted and murdered by visitors from a distant planet. Using his diaries as reference, James Moran shines a light on Pope Urban II’s innermost thoughts through live performance, script readings and lecture from the pulpit.

“Deeply engaging and expertly controlled performance.” The Irish Times for Your Own Man

Running time : 60 mins


Tickets €14/12 concession/11 preview