It is interesting to try to make sense of this event a few years on, as many found it difficult to define exactly what Occupy meant to London, or how the authorities responded. Waters has decided to focus on the tale of the Dean of St Paul’s, given an unlikely prominence in this issue due to the presence of the protesters on his front lawn. This individual figure is a perfect catalyst for exploring meaty questions of moral, political and spiritual value today.
And national treasure Simon Russell Beale has obviously seen the potential for a rich and complex character portrait. We expect a fascinating new piece of writing that will allow profound topical questions to play out dramatically and subtly in front of us. If you like your thoughts jostled, perceptions challenged, and a masterclass from one of the country’s most skilful actors, then this will be a remarkable night out.
|Temple, Donmar Warehouse
|Donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H 9LX | MAP
|Covent Garden (underground)
21 May 15 – 25 Jul 15, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
|£7.50 - £30
|Click here to book via the Donmar Warehouse