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Extra performance! The Seven Acts of Mercy by Anders Lustgarten

10th Feb 2020

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Start Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £14.00 Concessions: £11.50


Naples, 1606. In an unfinished church, a masterpiece is emerging from the darkness: Caravaggio’s first painting since he killed a man and fled Rome. As the artist works, he is fuelled by anger, self-loathing and his driving need to create a work that speaks of compassion in a violent world.

In the present-day, a retired dock worker teaches his grandson from a book of classic art, as around them a community is disintegrating under the pressure of years of economic and political degradation.

Playing out across a gap of 400 years, Anders Lustgarten’s visceral drama confronts the dangerous necessity of compassion, in a world where it is in short supply. First performed by the RSC in 2016, we are proud to stage its Newcastle premiere.

This amateur production of The Seven Acts of Mercy is presented by special arrangement with Curtis Brown Group Ltd.

Rehearsal photos: Mark Burden, Anneliese Clifton, Joe Robson.

  • PLEASE NOTE this production contains very strong language and partial nudity.
  • This performance is in our new Studio Theatre and seating is UNALLOCATED.
  • Our Studio Theatre is on ground floor level and is WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE.
  • If you or a member of your party require a space for a wheelchair, we’d be grateful if you could let us know in advance.
  • All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • Tickets can be EXCHANGED for another performance subject to availability.
  • If you are no longer able to attend, please let the Box Office know by 1pm on the day of the performance and we can issue a CREDIT NOTE.
  • CONCESSION PRICE applies to customers who are aged 60+ or under 18, students & unwaged.  
  • If you choose to COLLECT your tickets, this can be done in advance when the Box Office is open or on the night of the performance from an hour before it starts.
  • RUNNING TIME approx 2hrs & 30mins (this includes an interval)
  • LATECOMERS will not be admitted until the interval. 
  • Customers are reminded that PARKING around the theatre is limited and parking restrictions are enforced. Please park responsibly and with consideration for the local residents.

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