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Golden Owl Events proudly presents

Horrendus! The Bizarre True Trial of a Very Dead Pope

Golden Owl Events proudly presents

Horrendus! The Bizarre True Trial of a Very Dead Pope

As the world nosedives into the Dark Ages and the Roman Empire is but a skid mark on the underpants of history, the most coveted seat of power is the Holy Throne of Saint Peter.

Rivalry to be the next Pope is at an all-time murderous high. Centuries before Black Adder wormed his way into the royal trousers, the Papacy was already rife with the nefarious and the downright deranged.

Cardinal Theodore, once consumed with his own grand schemes for the top job, now favours self-preservation and decides it’s time to gracefully bow out of the race.

But his devious mistress, along with an insane pontiff, the exhumed corpse of a dead Pope, and seemingly fate itself, have very different plans.

Horrendus! The Bizarre True Trial of a Very Dead Pope is a romping black comedy based on the absurd historical events of the Cadaver Synod.

A brand new theatre show brought to you by the Machiavellian minds behind the sold-out black comedy show Jack and Jill: The Poisoners of London (2013), Jack and Jill: The Devil Chemists of Whitechapel (2014), and The Red Bird and Death (2012).

Horrendus! A farcical tale about power, madness, rotting cadavers, and the price of getting everything you want.

Written by Matthew Hood

Directed and Produced by Emma Buckley

Starring Claude Jabbour, Nichola Jayne, Anthony Kuiper, Harlene Hercules and Campbell Gruiters

Original Score by mbryo

Costumes and Visual Design by Olivia Duval

Production Design and Props by Matt Hood and Olivia Duval

Presented by Golden Owl Events

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