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This Evil Thing, written and performed by Michael Mears (Earlsfield)

Thursday 7th, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th November, 7.30pm ‘For God’s sake, this protest of yours - is it really worth losing your lives over?’ The compelling and inspiring story of the men who in 1916 said no to war. Final performances for the foreseeable future Book on 020 8333 4457 or at 'Magnificent storytelling' - Amnesty International

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)  

With military conscription still in force in many countries today,the questions posed by THIS EVIL THING are as relevant and urgent as they were one hundred years ago.

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. 

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

‘Magnificent storytelling’  (Amnesty International) 

'An inspirational and disturbing work'  (Edinburgh Festmag)

‘A master storyteller at work – a superbly crafted play’ – Stratford Herald   

November 7th, 2019 7:30 PM   through   November 9th, 2019 7:30 PM
Tara Theatre
Earlsfield, SW14 4ES
United Kingdom
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