Contact us right away to express interest in hosting this storytelling in your community.

Hosting Invitation Letter

This letter is addressed to leadership of Christian communities who may want to consider hosting this storytelling. It contains all the details that you need to know to book us in. Please download it and give it to your church leadership team!

John Hosting Invitation Letter - Front  John Hosting Invitation Letter - Back

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The Performance

No matter people's views on religion and church, Jesus remains a respected figure in our society. Few would doubt his extraordinary significance yet many realise they know little about him. Once people begin to read the Gospels, an extraordinary figure leaps out of the page. One with captivating words and burning integrity, filled with compassion and generosity, performing breath-taking miracles and one who offers life and hope.

The essence of the Christian community's mission is to introduce people to this astounding man. For precisely this purpose, Melbourne's Biblical Storytelling theatre company, The Backyard Bard, is offering one of our most ambitious and exciting project to date: "The Gospel of John".

This new storytelling performance brings together stories word-for-word from John's Gospel, from the before all eternity in the Prologue to John's beautiful account of the Resurrection. John's style of extended narratives and dialogue makes for wonderful storytelling with wonderfully rich characters and theology.

It is performed solely Robert Turnbull, in The Backyard Bard's style of Biblical Storytelling. In its entirety, it spans 90 minutes, though it is able to be performed in shorter sections. The result is a powerful and emotionally-charged retelling of the Gospel story that will bring people face-to-face with the man at the centre of history.

Suggestions for Use

There are a great variety of ways that this storytelling could be used at your community.

Here are some suggestions to spark your creativity:

Please contact us to discuss ways to incorporate it in your calendar this year.

What we provide

In our experience, your people will find it easy to invite friends and family to a theatre performance (especially with the natural curiosity about this particularly notorious subject!). We seek to make that invitation as effective as possible by providing you with compelling promotional material to encourage people to come and hear the Gospel through this storytelling.

We provide the following at very low cost:

You can preview promotional material for this storytelling on our promo page.

How to host

Backyard Bard storytellings are an extremely simple way to host a quality event at minimal cost. We can charge $12 for tickets, in which case there is no cost for you as the host. Alternatively, you can pay for the performance outright for $440. Discounts may be available in appropriate situations.

Please contact us immediately to express interest and
we can discuss together how you can host this arresting production.