Mixed up messages
The Good News is a show about Bible stories based on spontaneous storytelling where every chapter and verse is presented just as they were recalled – muddled, misremembered and massively mixed up.
In the fine oral tradition of Drunk History and the Nature Theater of Oklahoma, the Making Friends Collective are taking you back to Sunday school with The Good News, a hilarious, high-energy look at our relationship with religion and the stories we use to define ourselves.
Johnny Crawford (lapsed Catholic) and Adam Goodall (Anglican dropout) wanted to know how well people knew their Bible stories, so they asked friends, family, strangers and colleagues to retell them without any prompts, cues, corrections, or revisions.
These faulty recollections have been collated, and this Friday and Saturday evening in The Dark Room classic Bible tales will be served up in all their mangled glory. This is the Good Book, one mistake at a time – no beards, no sandals, but plenty of laughs.