This Evil Thing

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THIS EVIL THING is the compelling, inspiring and rarely told story of the men who said no to war; and the men and women who supported them; involving a gripping journey from a chapel in Yorkshire to the House of Commons; from an English country garden to a quarry in Aberdeen; from a cell in Richmond Castle to a firing squad in France.

With military conscription still in force in many countries today, and prisoners of conscience still languishing in jails, the questions posed by THIS EVIL THING are as relevant and urgent as they were one hundred years ago.

Michael Mears – ‘The Fringe-First Award winning master of the one-man show’ (The List), portrays a gallery of characters with breath-taking physical and vocal dexterity in this highly original piece of storytelling – using verbatim testimonies and interacting with an intricate soundscape. Since its world premiere on the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016 THIS EVIL THING
has been performed over 100 times in the UK and in the USA.

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