Lucas Hnath’s

The Christians

Lucas Hnath

Emma Baggott 

The Linbury Studio Theatre 

Monday 12 April at 7:30pm
Tuesday 13 April at 7:30pm 
(streamed as-live)

About the show

“There is - there is a crack 
in the foundation of this church, 
and I'm not talking about the building.” 

Pastor Paul has finally built his church, taking it from the modest storefront that was its home ten years ago to the towering megachurch he stands in now. His congregation has grown, and it is finally time to bring them a new message. 

But his flock may now be ready for this sermon. As concerns grow, divisions form, and soon everything that the pastor has carefully constructed over the past decade is threatening to come toppling down. 

Emma Baggott is a freelance theatre director originally from Wales, now living in London. She trained at Goldsmiths College and at the Young Vic. Emma has a passion for new work and predominantly directs new plays. She believes we have a responsibility to contribute to the world we inhabit and address the state of society we occupy.  

Emma is an associate artist at National Youth Theatre and a mentor director for National Theatre Connections. She is a guest director at LAMDA, RWCMD, University of Kent, Goldsmiths College, ArtsEd, Theatre Academy London. Emma taught and directed at The Brit School for six years. Emma teaches because she is passionate about empowering artists from all walks of life to find and hone their voice. 

Recent directing credits include productions for Queens Theatre Hornchurch, Royal Shakespeare Company and The Bunker. 

Emma has worked as associate/assistant director at the RSC, Headlong, Young Vic, New Diorama, Salisbury Playhouse, Theatre Royal Stratford East and in the West End at Theatre Royal Haymarket alongside John Caird. 

Lucas Hnath is a resident playwright at New Dramatists and his plays have been produced or developed at Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Culture Project, Ontological-Hysteric Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and Raddlestick Playwrights Theatre, among others. His play A Doll's House, Part 2 premiered on Broadway in 2017 and received eight Tony nominations including Best Play, and an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding New Broadway Play.

Photos: SRTaylor Photography

Creative Team

Emma Baggott 

Assistant Director
Tramaine Reindorf  

Set & Costume Designer
Grace Smart 

Lighting designer
Tom McCreadie  

Sound Designer
Benjamin Laws-Williams 

Voice Tutor
Stevie Rickard 

Movement Director
Rakhee Sharma  

Movement Director
Imogen Knight 

Costume Supervisor
Georgia Rose 


Associate Pastor
Johannes Schreiber

Riley Neldam

Pastor's Wife
Saroja-Lily Ratnavel  

Laura Trosser 

Rahshan Wall

Production Team

Production Manager
Emma Kaas Andersen  

Technical Stage Manager (Sound Assistant)
Josette Shipp 

Technical Stage Manager (Chief LX)
Murong Li 

Technical Stage Manager
Tom McCreadie  

Deputy Stage Manager
Emily Huxley  

Production Sound Engineer
Sebek Sturgeon  

Streaming Supervisor
Ruth Burgon

Photos: SRTaylor Photography