The Popess: Instructions for Freedom

Elena Mazzon

29 June 2024

This dark comedy solo-show is based on the true story of the Guglielmites, a 13th century Italian heresy that worshipped a woman (Guglielma) as the incarnation of the holy spirit. Guglielma appointed another woman as her Popess and if that wasn’t stake-worthy enough, proclaimed a new era led by women. An ante-litteram feminist heresy attempting to bring the feminine centre stage in a social context where women were ostracised and were soon to be persecuted.
The play involves audience interaction and participation, offering thought-provoking questions about the connection between institutionalised religion and power, and the meaning of freedom.

29 June 2024


60 minutes

Scarborough Market Vaults

From £10


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