Beat the Devil spans Hare's physical struggle with the virus, along with broader reflections on the government's coping strategy and the playwright's characteristic political scrutiny. Stage and screen star Ralph Fiennes will portray Hare through fever delirium to eventual recovery. Head of the Bridge Theatre Nick Hytner will direct the world premiere.
Beat the Devil will form a season of monologues at the Bridge, including stage versions of the acclaimed TV revival of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads. The show is due to open from 27 August and the Bridge Theatre has pledged that if the season is delayed and cannot go ahead for any reason, all tickets will be automatically be refunded.
|What||Beat the Devil, Bridge Theatre|
|Where||Bridge Theatre, 3 Potters Fields Park, London, SE1 2SG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||London Bridge (underground)|
27 Aug 20 – 31 Oct 20, Performances at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm
|Website||Click here for more information|