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Fiona Shaw plays Virgin Mary in play

2 May 2014 Last updated at 22:04 BST

A stage production of Colm Toibin's novel, The Testament of Mary, gives the world's most famous mother a voice.

The Virgin Mary is played in a 90 minute one-woman performance by the actor Fiona Shaw at London's Barbican Centre.

The BBC's Kasia Madera has been speaking to the actress and her producer Deborah Warner.