Shakespeare's Stratford on the Web
RSC - The Seven Acts of Mercy
Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
February 1, 2, 3, 9, 10
Naples, 1606. Inside an unfinished church, a painting is emerging from the darkness - CaravaggioÃ¢â¬â¢s first since he killed a man and fled Rome. Bootle, the present day. A retired dock worker teaches his grandson, as their community disintegrates around them. Anders LustgartenÃ¢â¬â¢s visceral new play confronts the dangerous necessity of compassion, in a world where it is in short supply.
This production contains violence and scenes of a sexual nature.
Running time: 2 hrs 39 mins + 20 mins interval Book your tickets here