It’s time all you sinners went back to church. To a service where party is the new praising, where you’ll be baptised in absinthe and made to dance with the devil himself. Hell, even Jesus get’s down and dirty at this show!
‘The Church’ is a raucous interactive party experience and parody of a Deep South Pentecostal church brimming with the best soul, blues and disco tunes. Fronted by the insane pastor ‘Michael Alabama Jackson’ the service leads the audience through a sermon of serious partying. Since it’s premiere in May 2013 the show has moved from the fringe tents onto the main music stages at numerous festivals including The Secret Garden Party, Isle of Wight Festival, Bestival and the Edinburgh Fringe. The rest of 2015 saw even more conversions as The Church continued its Divine Mission touring with the raucous Molotov Jukebox around the UK and performing a special service at the Madness House of Fun Weekender in November. Think Sister Act on speed as the converts keep on growing!
Fusing music, dance, theatre and comedy the show comprises of one preacher, three choirgirls and an organ player who create an all-encompassing Pentecostal parody party experience that engages the audience from the very first hymn. Come and kiss the ring of redemption, get ready to Sin, be saved and then Sin all over again in this holy and hilarious hootenanny.
Reverend Michael Alabama Jackson and DJ Sister Mary Lou can also be found on Soho Radio preaching ‘Salvation Radio’ every Sunday from 1pm alongside entertainment legends The Cuban Brothers, Norman Jay MBE and Son of Dave.
“This has to be the best ever church service I’ve ever been to. Never has repenting looked, sounded or felt so good. All religions should stand up and take note. And serve absinthe.”
-Josh Jones, Features Editor le cool London
“The best act to ever close Shangri-Hell at Glastonbury”
-Chris Tofu, Continental Drifts
“A hands down, hands up, show stopping, bible bopping, jaw dropping, what the flip is going to happen next roller coaster of massive amazement. Enough praise to raise your hands, your soul and the roof off any stage this side of Alabama!” -Bestival
“They create a wild infectious energy and have the audience in their desperately unholy hands from the very beginning”
-The Secret Garden Party
“The Church, no doubt some of the best money we’ve EVER spent on an act.”
-The Queen of Hoxton , London
“You can’t not have a good time”
-Emma Zillmann, Kendal Calling/Forgotten Fields
- Category Artists, Cabaret shows, Christmas, Comedy, Dancers, Miscellaneous, Musicians
- Location No Location
- Tags church, Comedy, Dance, entertainment, party, stage, stage show, the church, theatre
Appearance and Measurments
- ExperienceActor, Assistant Event Manager, Compere, Dancer, Film Maker, Musician/Band, Theatre Collective
- Genre / StyleDeep South Pentecostal Comedy, Music & Dance