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THIS EVIL THING – in Earlsfield, London
November 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 pm£10 – £17.50
Written and performed by Michael Mears
Final performances for the foreseeable future
at Tara Theatre, Earlsfield, SW18 4ES
on November 7-9th at 7.30pm
Q and A to follow. (2.30 pm matinee on Friday 8th to be confirmed)
(10 minutes by train from London Waterloo)
The compelling and inspiring story of the men who in 1916 said no to war.
Partly using verbatim testimonies from the time of WW1, award-winning actor Michael Mears portrays a gallery of characters on a gripping journey from a chapel in Yorkshire to the House of Commons; from an English country garden to a quarry in Aberdeen; from a cell in Richmond Castle to a firing squad in France.
‘The conscientious objectors’ story is rarely presented with this level of wisdom, perception, compassion and balance… This Evil Thing represents the great tradition of storytelling at its very best’ (The Bath Magazine)
Since its acclaimed premiere at the Edinburgh Festival in 2016, THIS EVIL THING has now been seen in over 100 performances in all parts of the UK as well as in the USA.
‘Magnificent storytelling’ (Amnesty International)
‘An inspirational and disturbing work’ (Edinburgh Festmag)
‘A master storyteller at work – a superbly crafted play’ – Stratford Herald