Modern dramatisation on the life of Britain’s first Christian martyr coming to the Archdiocese of Cardiff

Soldier to Saint

Soldier to Saint is an explosive, original one-act play by RISE theatre packing a powerful punch and bringing to life the inspirational story of Saint Alban, Britain’s first Christian martyr.  The play was such a success last year, RISE are embarking on another national tour for 2014.

Be immersed into the gritty world of London 2020 …where religious expression has been made illegal. John Alban is an ordinary soldier whose life is about to change forever. As Christians are forced into hiding and rioting hits the streets, John strikes an unlikely friendship with a fugitive priest – a friendship that could cost him his life.

Through this thought-provoking play, RISE theatre gets straight to the heart of themes that resonate with many of us – friendship, sacrifice, the search for truth and the challenge to stand up for our beliefs and values in an increasingly secular society.

Within the Archdiocese the play is being hosted at TWO venues one on each side of the English/Welsh border.

The first performance takes place on 24th March 2014 and is hosted by The Cathedral Choir School in Llandaf, Cardiff.  The performance will take place in their Roald Dahl Studio.

The second performance is to be hosted by our very own Belmont parish on 28th March 2014.  This will take place at Hedley Lodge, Hereford. Doors open 7:00pm for 7:30pm start.

The performance is suitable for ages 12+

Tickets are £6 each and can be purchased online at or, for the Belmont performance you can also contact the Parish Office (01432) 277319.


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