Winner of the 2017 Bruntwood Prize Judges’ Award Tim Foley’s new play ELECTRIC ROSARY is sharp, timely and gloriously funny. Bringing nuns and robots together on the Royal Exchange stage for the first time - this brand-new piece of comedy writing was inspired by Foley’s youthful trip to a monastery with his dad, where the monks rode quad-bikes
Behind the crumbling walls the Sisters of St Grace Convent are dwindling in numbers, divine inspiration is at an all-time low and a council-funded robot-nun has just been invited to join their convent. Practical and surprisingly funny, for some a blessing, for others a curse - could she be the revelation they have all been praying for? Set in a time where nuns are scarce and robots are commonplace, this new play explores how artificial intelligence influences what we choose to believe in and what it is to be human in tomorrow’s world.
2017 Prize judge Russell T Davies said….
“I love this play, it's such a radical mix of ancient and modern, old traditions colliding with brand new technology. And for a piece which could sound experimental - its got a robot nun! The writing is actually tender, honest and insightful. It’s a beautiful examination of faith, no matter what you believe in.”