Stan’s Cafe Presents:
The Cardinals is the story of a show within a show. Three Cardinals are using a large puppet theatre to tell a history of the world, running seamlessly from Bible stories through The Crusades to contemporary Middle Eastern politics and, ultimately, the apocalypse.
The Cardinals’ show, though naive and unwittingly hilarious, is also wonderfully beautiful and seductive. Backstage however things are inevitably more frantic and fractious, as they are assisted by an over-worked young female Muslim Stage Manager whose script seems to vary from their own at certain crucial moments.
The Cardinals is about faith and belief. It is playful, thought provoking and thoroughly entertaining.
Running time 2 hours 10 minutes (approx)