Jehovah's First Witness

Theatre (storytelling, musical theatre)

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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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Description

Jehovah's First Witness tells the story of Joseph Franklin, AKA Judge Rutherford, the effective founder of the doomsday cult that currently controls, worldwide, about 8 million lives. Follow Rutherford from his Southern Baptist childhood in Missouri via his lawyer's office, a prison cell, a great mansion in San Diego, his failed attempt to befriend Adolf Hitler, and finally to his grave.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Up a large, wide staircase.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 6 days ago

An interesting insight into the man who stole Christmas, leader of the ‘doomsday cult that controls eight million lives’. Rowland Nelken has written and performed the show, interspersed with songs produced to send up the Jehovah’s Witness doctrine. As well as a narrative of how ‘the cult’ developed, we are...

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Culture Fix (3/5 stars) 12 days ago

Jehovah's First Witness is informative in its exploration of the distorted foundations of the Rutherford's organisation and Nelken casts a self-aware, critical eye with his committed performance.

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