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Electric Rosary

Electric Rosary

By Tim Foley
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781848429376, 96 pages, April 2022


Behind the crumbling walls of St Grace's Convent, an exhausted order of nuns needs resurrecting. As Easter approaches, Mother Elizabeth has just the thing.

Behold 'Mary', a council-funded robot. Practical and surprisingly funny, for some a blessing, for others a curse – could she be the revelation they have all been praying for?

Electric Rosary is a sharp, timely and gloriously funny play by Tim Foley, asking what faith really means in the age of artificial intelligence and what it is to be human in tomorrow's world. 


"Timely and whip-smart."

- Manchester Evening News

"Tantalising new comedy... Foley's witty Black Mirror-style premise deftly refreshes the age old standoffs between faith and science, tradition and technology."

- Telegraph

"A play of bravura, originality and ambition... full of awe and surprises... adventurous, bold storytelling."

- WhatsOnStage

"Startling and audacious in its conception, Tim Foley's play collides religion and technology, ritual and algorithms, tradition and innovation... it's thrilling to see a new play of such ambition and ingenuity."

- Guardian