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THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI – Donmar Warehouse

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There’s something special in the timelessness of some pieces of theatre, their themes and arguments as relevant to audiences today as they were when they were written years, decades, even centuries ago. Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui falls into the middle category, written in 1941 as an allegorical response to his nation’s fall to Nazism, and was magisterially revived at Chichester a few years back.

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LIFE OF GALILEO – Young Vic Theatre

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The year 1632: we are halfway through the epic conflict between Galileo Galilei and the Holy Roman Church, an authority in its day quite as ruthless as Stalin and as doctrinaire as Mao. Our hero has wisely gone quiet for eight years after the initial exuberant stirrings of his realisation, deduced from the moons of Jupiter, that the earth does not actually lie “serene and motionless” at the heart of a universe of crystal spheres with immobile stars.

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New post-show panel debate: Terri hosts discussion on political theatre at The Caucasian Chalk Circle

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As part of her post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will host a post-show panel discussion on political theatre following Lazarus Theatre’s acclaimed production of Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle at Greenwich Theatre on Thursday 30 March 2017.