14 December 2016
Get your discounted ticket to see Anders Lustgarten’s visceral new play at the Swan Theatre
Exclusively for Writing Magazine readers, the Royal Shakespeare Company is offering tickets for just £10 to see The Seven Acts of Mercy at The Swan.
Inspired by Caravaggio's masterpiece, Anders Lustgarten’s visceral new play confronts the dangerous necessity of compassion, in a world where it is in short supply, contrasting scenes four centuries apart.
Naples, 1606 – painter Caravaggio works on his first painting since he killed a man and fled to Rome. As he works, he is fuelled by anger, self-loathing and his driving need to create a work that speaks of compassion in a violent world.
Bootle, 2016 – retired dock worker uses Caravaggio’s art to teach his grandson about the tragedy and beauty of the life he faces in a community which is disintegrating under the pressure of years of economic and political degradation.
WATCH THE TRAILER:
You can claim your £10 ticket on any of the following showings:
Sat 17 Dec – matinee and evening
Wed 21 Dec – matiness and evening
Fri 6 Jan – evening
Wed 11 Jan – evening
Thu 12 Jan – evening
Fri 12 Jan – evening
To book your tickets, simply CLICK HERE.