Magnificence

Magnificence

Venue: 
Finborough Theatre
Location: 
Fringe

The first full professional London production in over 40 years. Both epic and intimate, Magnificence takes us from the grubby barracks of the revolutionary struggle, to the heart of centre-right Tory politicking, creating a panoramic vision of Britain at a pivotal moment in history. Many of its themes remain burning issues today – police brutality, drug abuse, the deceptions of professional politicians, the social housing crisis, and whether violence can ever be justified for political ends.

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Magnificence Synopsis: 

London, the early 70s. Poverty, homelessness, rising inequality, unemployment, industrial disputes. Five young activists squat a disused building and try to make a stand against it all. Fired up by left-wing idealism but short on pragmatism, they discover that the revolution may be a long time coming, and when the protest leads to tragedy, some of them are driven to more violent methods. Meanwhile, two Tory MPs meet for a quiet chat to pass over the reins of power.

By: 
Howard Brenton
Producer: 
Presented by Fat Git Theatre in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre.
Director: 
Josh Roche
Lighting: 
Joe Price
Sound: 
Kieran Lucas
Design: 
Philip Lindley
Magnificence Schedule
Previews from: 
Tuesday, 25 October, 2016
Closes: 
Saturday, 19 November, 2016
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday-7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday3.00pm7.30pm
Sunday3.00pm-
Address:
Above The Finborough Wine Cafe, 118 Finborough Rd London, SW10 9ED
Venue Box Office:
020 7244 7439
Nearest tube:
Earl's Court or West Brompton

Latest Magnificence News & Features

After October
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Finborough Theatre announces Winter 2016/2017 Season

The Finborough Theatre, a pub theatre in west London, has today announced details of its upcoming Winter 2016/17 season which concentrates on unique rediscoveries with works from the 1930s, 1940s, 1970s and 1980s. New writing is also represented by their eighth new writing festival, Vibrant 2016 – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights which runs from 30 October–17 November 2016.

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