Marking the four-hundredth anniversary of the King James Bible, David Edgar's Written on the Heart tells the dramatic story of the translation of God's Word into English.
For one man, this endeavour leads to death at the stake. For another, it could mean an archbishop's mitre.
After almost a century of unrest, the King James Bible was intended to end the violent upheavals of the English Reformation. But deep-seated discord forces a leading translator to confront the betrayal of his youthful religious ideals, for the sake of social peace.
David Edgar's enthralling historical drama was commissioned by the RSC and premiered at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon in 2011 in a production directed by Gregory Doran.