This Evil Thing

Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre - Auditorium

THIS EVIL THING explores the courage it took to be a pacifist in the First World War, one hundred years ago by following two men in particular :Bert Brocklesby, a young schoolteacher, and preacher at his local Methodist church; and Bertrand Russell - one of the greatest philosophers of his time. THIS EVIL THING is the compelling, inspiring and rarely told story of the men who said no to war involving a dizzying 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 are as relevant and urgent as they were one hundred years ago. ‘A master storyteller at work – this superbly crafted play’ – Stratford Herald

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