Babalon - A Fable of Rocketry, Sex and High Magick

Gielgud Theatre
33 Shaftesbury Ave, London, England W1D 7EH
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Babalon is a Paul Green play, originally written for radio, that explores the enigmatic life and mysterious death of Jack Parsons (1914-52), pioneering American rocket scientist, disciple of the magus Aleister Crowley, and passionate devotee of Lady Babalon, the Scarlet Woman of the New Aeon. Alison Rockbrand's highly stylised production reinforces the resonance of the text with soundscape and visual projections to create unique moments of ritual theatre. There are also elements of dark farce and tragedy as Parsons' apocalyptic vision is subverted by hostile forces.