Four clergymen seek to make sense of their mission while being torn in all directions by the Church of England. After a critically lauded debut in 1990 at London’s National Theatre, Racing Demon went on to earn universal acclaim. More than 20 years later, David Hare’s bold and moving revelations on gay ordination and the doctrine of the priesthood ring more resoundingly than ever.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast recording featuring:
Jared Harris as Reverend Lionel Espy
Lesley Nicol as Heather Epsy
Rosie Fellner as Frances Parnell
Paul Fox as Ewan Gilmour
Jason Hughes as Reverend Tony Ferris
Martin Jarvis as Reverend Harry Henderson
Christopher Neame as Right Reverend Charlie Allen
Alan Shearman as Tommy Adair
Simon Templeman as Reverend Donald ‘Streaky’ Bacon
Jane Wall as Stella Marr
Matthew Wolf as Right Reverend Gilbert Heffernan
Original music by Mark Holden.
Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA in November of 2014.
“Eyebrow-raising, emotional, insightful and as relevant today as when it was first performed in 1990, Racing Demon is enthusiastically recommended.” ― Midwest Book Review
“The perfectly voiced actors Martin Jarvis and Jared Harris lead an outstanding ensemble is giving a lively, theatrical feel to this solid adaptation.” ― AudioFile Magazine