On 18th September, actress Abby Guinness captivated a packed audience as she delved into the stories of the great men of the Bible, through the eyes of the women who had to put up with them..
|Autographing copies of her book|
|As “Miss Shepherd”|
|A packed house|
With monologues in the persons of people from both the Old and New Testaments, such as Mrs Zacchaeus, Mrs Potiphar and Miss Shepherd (right), she reflected on the transforming power of the Christian faith.
The audience were clearly moved by the tragedy and frustration of Mrs Pilate, whose plea to her husband went unheeded, and the clergy wives in the audience especially rejoiced in the satirical comments of Mrs Caiaphas.
After the performance, enthusiastic members of the audience were able to meet Abby and share their own experiences in ministry. They were also able to buy copies of her book, The Word of the Wives (below right), from which the monologues are taken.
More information about Abby’s work can be found on her website, www.livingandactive.co.uk .