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Biblical Tales - Press release


Legendary writer and actor Steven Berkoff directs a World Premiere of
BIBLICAL TALES at the New End Theatre, Hampstead for a four-week season
opening 3 August 2010.

Steven Berkoff has adapted four of the most cherished Old Testament biblical
stories and given them a 21st Century twist. We meet Adam and Eve, Samson
and Delilah, David and Goliath and Moses and Pharoah in guises we would
never have believed possible. Thought provoking, entertaining and
controversial - this is an evening of pure Berkovian style and humour.

Steven Berkoff says:

"The Old Testament myths are so mysterious and compelling that they lend
themselves to all sorts of interpretations. Working on my adaptations it
became obvious how relevant they are to our attitudes and values in modern
times. It was the recent "Gaza " war and the appalling flack that Israel
received that prompted me to investigate ancient Jewish values"

The first Berkoff play produced at the New End Theatre, Hampstead was
DECADENCE which transferred into the West End and became a feature film
starring Joan Collins. More recently Berkoff's play SIT AND SHIVER enjoyed
a sell-out season at the New End before transferring to the Hackney Empire
main house.

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