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Beat The Devil - A Covid Monologue

at The Bridge Theatre, London
£10.00 - £30.00

Covid-19 seems to be a sort of dirty bomb, thrown into the body to cause havoc.

On the same day that the UK government finally made the first of two decisive interventions that led to a conspicuously late lockdown, David Hare contracted Covid-19. Nobody seemed to know much about it then, and many doctors are not altogether sure they know much more today. Suffering a pageant of apparently random symptoms, Hare recalls the delirium of his illness, which mixed with fear, dream, honest medicine and dishonest politics to create a monologue of furious urgency and power.

Featuring

Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes appearing at this event

Ralph Fiennes' theatre credits include the role of Jack Tanner in George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman at the National Theatre and Prospero in Trevor Nunn’s production of The Tempest (Theatre Royal Haymarket). Fiennes’ Shakespearean credits are wide-ranging. For the RSC he has appeared in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Troilus and Cressida, King Lear, Much Ado about Nothing and King John, and, for the Almeida, Richard III, Coriolanus and Hamlet. Fiennes’ portrayal of Hamlet on Broadway earned him a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award. His other work for the RSC includes Brand, The Plantaganets, The Man Who Came to Dinner and Playing with Trains. For the National Theatre, Ralph has appeared in Oedipus, The Talking Cure, Six Characters in Search of an Author and Fathers and Sons. Other theatre credits include Julius Caesar (Barbican) First Love (Lincoln Centre Festival New York and Sydney Festival), God of Carnage (Gielgud Theatre) and The Faith Healer (Gate Theatre Dublin and Booth Theatre Broadway). Fiennes’ extensive film credits include The Grand Budapest Hotel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I & II, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Skyfall, Coriolanus, Wrath of the Titans, Clash of the Titans, The Duchess, The Reader, The Hurt Locker, In Bruges, The Constant Gardener, The Avengers and The English Patient. For his portrayal of Nazi War Criminal Amon Goeth in Schindler’s List, Fiennes received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. TV credits include Turks & Caicos, Page 8, Rev, Prime Suspect, A Dangerous Man, Lawrence after Arabia and The Cormorant.

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The Bridge Theatre

  • 3 Potters Fields Park
  • Tower Bridge
  • London
  • SE1 2SG

Website:
bridgetheatre.co.uk
Enquiries:
0333 320 0052

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