Michael Mears

This Evil Thing



25 & 26 Sept, 7.30pm


Concessions £2 off
Under 25s Half Price

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75m (no interval)

Post-show talk 25 Sept

Written and performed by Michael Mears
Director Rosamunde Hutt

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January 1916: Bert Brocklesby is a schoolteacher and preacher at his Methodist chapel; Bertrand Russell is one of the greatest philosophers of his time. With the advent of military conscription their worlds are turned upside down.

This Evil Thing, acclaimed at last years’ Edinburgh Festival, is the compelling, shocking and inspiring story of the men who said no to war, told by Michael Mears in a breathtaking display of vocal and physical dexterity.

Show Times

Monday 25 September 7.30pm
Tuesday 26 September 7.30pm


'A moving and dynamic retelling of a hidden story' (The List)

'An inspirational and disturbing work' (Festmag)

'Magnificent storytelling' (Amnesty International)

'Michael Mears is that rare combination of fine writer and formidable actor' (Time Out)

Cast & Team

Written and performed by Michael Mears

Director Rosamunde Hutt

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