Christ on a Bike – The Second Coming
2 March 2011
Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
5 March 2011
Richard Herring reprises his first solo show, only making us wait 10 years, as opposed to Mr Christ’s getting-on-for-2000-and-counting.
Though a self-confessed evangelical atheist – think Richard Dawkins with a sense of humour and balance – Herring is obsessed with Jesus. Could it be that there’s a stronger link between them than might seem to be the case?
“I’m not saying I’m Jesus … that is for other people to say.”
In the course of the show Herring tries to find the true historical Christ, combining childlike guile with rigorous historical research. He attempts to discover why the Messiah is all things to all men, unearths an error on the very first page of the New Testament, and hopes to ascertain whether Jesus ever really did walk like a lady and wear a bra.