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The Beloved Son

26 April @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


From the creators of the acclaimed Mr Darwin’s Tree and Fire from Heaven comes a remarkable new play The Beloved Son.

Based on the life of Henri Nouwen (1932 – 1996) a Dutch Catholic priest, psychologist and professor who reached the heights of academic success at Yale and Harvard, before abandoning everything to join the community of L’Arche Daybreak in Toronto.  He became part of a life-sharing movement, seeking to make known the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities, exploring their unique talents and creating a welcoming home of friendship and belonging.

To some, Henri Nouwen put his brilliant career into reverse, risking the loss of reputation, to others his life was a prophetic challenge to church and society. The Beloved Son is a moving solo performance exploring hope and longing, family dynamics, sexual and emotional crisis and the profound insights of a man who became one of the greatest spiritual writers of the Twentieth Century.


26 April
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


St James the Less
11a Johns Place, Leith
Edinburgh, EH6 7EL
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