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What's On Today
13/02/2020
Seven Acts of Mercy

13 FEBRUARY 
THE SEVEN ACTS OF MERCY
People’s Theatre, Newcastle 
0191 265 5020
www.peoplestheatre.co.uk

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. Meanwhile, 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, this run of performances will mark the play’s Newcastle premiere.

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