Crowned with Glory and Honour

Scottish Premiere

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 6th-10th August 2019

By Jerry Averill

What is the value of a human life?

Based on true stories and interviews, Crowned with Glory and Honour is an original play exploring the value of human life and how we, as cultures, societies and individuals determine who is valuable and who is disposable. Characters and situations in the play are widely diverse: a concentration camp survivor, a young man with Down's Syndrome, a pastor told as a child that he was almost aborted, a teenager wanting to keep her baby and others whose stories illustrate the emotional cost surrounding the decision made.

“When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?
You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honour.” Psalm 8:3-5 (NIV)

Playwright and Actor - Jerry Averill

Jerry Averill and his wife, Elizabeth Averill, have over 45 years of experience working in professional theatre in the US and UK. They moved to Scotland in 2012 and have been part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the past 4 years. 

“Crowned with Glory and Honour” is being performed with two separate casts, one led by Dr Jim Shores and his team from Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky, USA, performing on Tuesday to Friday evening and Jerry and Elizabeth with a Scottish cast will be performing on Saturday evening.

Cast - Tuesday to Friday

Performance Times, Tickets and Venue

Crowned with Glory and Honour performs at the Carrubbers Centre (venue 520) on 6th – 10th August 2019 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Performance time: 6.00pm to 7.30pm each evening

Tickets cost £5 (£4 concession), and are now available from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Box Office. They are available online at or you can call the Fringe box office on 0131 226 0000.

Please note that this play deals with adult themes and may not be suitable for younger visitors.

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