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Cleansed In Blood (Thom Jordan)

By | Published on Tuesday 25 August 2015

Cleansed in Blood

I’m not religious in any way, so I was unsure how well I would relate to ‘Cleansed in Blood’. I needn’t have worried, though; what I found was a thought-provoking and thoroughly unexpected hour of intense performance. Aussie actor Thom Jordan, as preacher and cancer sufferer Paul, is so impassioned and utterly convincing on stage, that right up until the final moments I honestly believed he was telling the true story of his own experiences. Paul’s life and motivations are engaging even to a non-believer, telling of the lengths people will go to in order to achieve God’s will, and the way we can so easily become caught up in a web of cancerous lies.

Thistle King James Hotel, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Stephanie Gray]