Tour archive for Magnificence (Play). 25th October 2016-19th November 2016 [TOUR]


Magnificence archiveLondon, 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. The first full professional London production in over 40 years


Will Bliss, Tyson Douglas, Tim Faulkner, Joel Gillman, Daisy Hughes, Hayward B Morse, Chris Porter, Eva-Jane Willis


Author: Howard Brenton
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
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


Magnificence (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0123062893. Details of all Magnificence archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1697337344

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