“I’m 40 min in! I’m speechless!! I can’t look away!!! Seriously – it’s like I’m hearing it for the first time.” 


(Andrew has been studying, writing & lecturing on The Book of Job for over 25 years)

Full Epic Reading (3 hours)

Grab some popcorn and block out an afternoon / evening.

This is the best way to experience the entire Book of Job in one sitting.

To cast to your TV – click here to watch the Epic Reading on YouTube

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If you wish to use these videos for ministry or educational purposes, or if you enjoyed our performance and would like to donate to The Backyard Bard, we are very grateful for your support.



Meet the Cast & Crew

(in order of appearance)


Melinda Cousins


Simon Camilleri

job’s wife

Catherine Camilleri

THE lord

Robert Field


Danielle Marie Gibbons


Renee Mackenzie


Meg Deyell


Roslyn Hicks


Sophia Field


Simon Camilleri

original music

Nicky Chiswell


Andrew Prideaux

The History of “The Book of Job” Epic Reading

by Director, Simon Camilleri

Way back in 1999, as I young Christian who loved the theatre, I was fascinated to discover the Bible contained what seemed to be a script – The Book of Job. Ever since, I have dreamed of one day producing a dramatic reading or theatrical production of the book.

Jump forward to April 2020. The covid-19 pandemic had recently hit, and many were thinking of new creative ways of ministering to people in the face of potential suffering, death and confusion. It seemed like a perfect time to bring Job to the world. I gathered together a cast of quality Christian actors to portray the various characters in the story. As we could not gather in homes, and as the actors spanned four Australian states, we met on Zoom to discuss, prepare and rehearse. To this day, I have not met half the cast face to face.

On Friday 26th June 2020, we recorded the three hour long Zoom meeting during which we performed The Book of Job from start to finish. After a bit of editing, and the inclusion of the amazing original music by Nicky Chiswell, the video premiered on Sunday 28th June 2020.