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Other spaces: The Finborough
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From25th October 2016
Opened27th October 2016
To19th November 2016
WhenTue-Sat 19:30. Sun Mats 15:00. Sat Mats 15:00 (from Nov 5)
What is currently on at Finborough (V199)


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. 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. Magnificence originally premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in June 1973, directed by Max Stafford-Clark, and with a cast including Pete Postlethwaite, Kenneth Cranham, Michael Kitchen and Robert Eddison.
Author Howard Brenton

Archive :: production:T0123062893, play:S1697337344, venue:V199

Production details

The first full professional London production in over 40 years


Company Fat Git Theatre (in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre)
Director Josh Roche
Design Philip Lindley
Lighting Joe Price
Sound Kieran Lucas
Performer Will Bliss
Performer Tyson Douglas
Performer Tim Faulkner
Performer Joel Gillman
Performer Daisy Hughes
Performer Hayward B Morse
Performer Chris Porter
Performer Eva-Jane Willis

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