Based on the true story of the last man to stand trial for blasphemy in England, A Subject Of Scandal And Concern was originally written for television in 1960 starring Richard Burton and Rachel Roberts, and directed by Tony Richardson, and was first seen onstage in Nottingham in the early 1960s. This production marks the first theatrical staging of the play in over 40 years and its long overdue London premiere.

“Simply and beautifully staged.” Stacey Meadwell, Rev Stan’s Theatre Blog
“A gripping hour that provides a great deal of food for thought.” Stephen Bates, The Reviews Hub
“A short but bracing play about freedom of speech and trying to stay true to one’s moral convictions... A fluent sense of tension.” Mark Shenton, The Stage
“A clear, fluent production with strong, convincing performances.” Keith McKenna, British Theatre Guide
"Handsome and elegant staging.” Johnny Fox, Critical Mass
"Multiple shifts of scene with great ingenuity.” Michael Billington, The Guardian

★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ Everything Theatre
★★★★ TheatreCat
★★★★ Critical Mass