Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Horrendus! – The Bizarre True Trial Of A Very Dead Pope
29 March - 15 April$32
As the world nosedives into the Dark Ages and the Roman Empire is but a skid mark on the underpants of history, rivalry to be the next Pope is at an all-time murderous high.
Centuries before Blackadder wormed his way into the royal trousers, the Papacy was already rife with the nefarious and the downright deranged.
Cardinal Theodore, once consumed with his own grand schemes for the top job, now favours self-preservation and decides it’s time to gracefully bow out of the race.
But his devious mistress, along with an insane pontiff, the exhumed corpse of a dead Pope, and seemingly fate itself, have very different plans.
Horrendus! The Bizarre True Trial of a Very Dead Pope.
A romping black comedy based on the absurd historical events of the Cadaver Synod.
A brand new theatre show brought to you by the Machiavellian minds behind the sold-out black comedy show Jack and Jill: The Poisoners of London (2013), Jack and Jill: The Devil Chemists of Whitechapel (2014), and The Red Bird and Death (2012).