Springer Opera irritates again

First amateur production set

The first amateur production Jerry Springer: The Opera is to be staged next month – to the fury of radical Christian fundamentalists.

Stephen Green of Christian Voice – which campaigned so hard against the professional version of the show – says St Andrew’s University will be turned into a ‘cesspit’ by the student production. And he called on Christians to take to the streets of the town during the On The Rocks arts week.

The musical – written by stand-up Stewart Lee and composer Richard Thomas – will be performed by St Andrews's Just So musical theatre society on April 19, 20 and 21.

But Green raged: ‘St Andrew's University is fast building a reputation as a place where civilised behaviour has been forgotten. Ridiculing Jesus Christ will bring shame and God’s judgment on what should, with all its history, be a devout seat of learning, not a cesspit.

‘However, God is big enough to look after Himself, which should fill all concerned with fear. There are no atheists on a sinking ship; it is all, “God save us!” But if God can work miracles of deliverance, He can also bring judgment against the wicked.’

Published: 25 Mar 2009

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