Gods and Kings Living Pictures “It’s not much to look at, is it? A simple pill much like any other but it is so much more. This one is made of metal and if I took it, it would change my life forever.” – from Gods and Kings A man leaves a consultation room facing a choice. It should be a pretty straightforward choice. Take the pill and live. Don’t take the pill and die. But the decision proves to be more difficult; does he risk losing his life or risk no longer being the person he has been all of his life? Challenging perceptions of what it is to live with mental illness, Gods & Kings is a bracingly honest and often hugely funny real-life story. "It's smart, it's acerbic, it's generous, it's funny, it's genuinely moving." Kaite O'Reilly Paul Whittaker's new play, Gods and Kings, which he also directs has received terrific reviews from the critics and is a hit with the various audience groups who have come to watch it. It is a hugely entertaining piece that provokes thought and has been sited as best practice in a recent Arts Council of Wales paper. It is performed by award winning actor Robert Bowman of Living Pictures. ABOUT THE PERFORMER Living Pictures Productions are a registered charity formed in 1999 by Elen and Robert Bowman. The company patrons are: Katie Mitchell OBE, Dominic Cooke MBE, Ian Rickson and Mike Alfreds. The Company was formed to find new and engaging ways to develop and perform theatre art. Living Pictures annually stage and tour productions in Wales and the UK.