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The Comforter

Stacy Makishi

Photo by Oliver Rudkin

Part ritual, part prayer, part rowdy revivalist rally, The Comforter is a rite of passage that reclaims spirituality and proposes a new perspective on the church.

Exchanging psalms and sacrament for 80s and 90s pop culture, it draws inspiration from ‘Twin Peaks’ and Ingmar Bergman whilst throwing a kiss to George Michael.

The Comforter follows the powerfully moving and absurdly humorous Vesper Time, forming the first two parts in a trilogy about the Holy Trinity. The Comforter is the Holy Ghost of the trio and asks the question: “What am I unwilling to feel?”

Commissioned by The Yard Theatre, Marlborough Theatre, Norwich Arts Centre and Colchester Arts Centre. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and produced by Artsadmin.

For more information about this project email Nicky Childs at

Date Title Venue City
21 November 2018 The Comforter Word of Warning's WTF Wednesdays, The Lowry Manchester
16 May 2018 The Comforter Colchester Arts Centre Colchester
11–12 May 2018 The Comforter Marlborough Theatre Brighton
25–26 April 2018 The Comforter Cube, Project Arts Centre, Live Art Collision Dublin
31 January 2018 The Comforter Norwich Arts Centre Norwich
16–20 January 2018 The Comforter The Yard London
Photo by Oliver Rudkin