Joshua is queer. Born into a small town, raised around prejudice, he is teased and mocked at school. On leaving home he gains twelve followers, but is persecuted for being just as radical with his message of love and self-divinity as a man from Nazareth over 2,000 years before. Besieged by thousands of protesters on its opening night in Manhattan, four-time Tony award-winner Terrence McNally’s modern-day retelling of the life of Jesus is a provocative yet warm-hearted reflection on the power of faith and spirituality. On the 20th anniversary of the play’s debut, and following their smash-hit productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Little Prince, Nick Connaughton returns to direct the Arcola Queer Collective.