The Seven Acts of Mercy in Stratford upon Avon are no longer available
Spanning 400 years of history, Anders Lustgarten’s visceral new play confronts the dangerous necessity of compassion, in a world where it is in short supply.
We begin in Naples, 1606, where inside an unfinished church, Caravaggio paints furiously. The image will become one of his masterpieces – The Seven Acts of Mercy – a painting fuelled by anger, self-loathing and his driving need to create a work that speaks of compassion in a violent world.
Fast forward to present day Bootle. A grandfather, his grandson and a book of the great works of art. Outside a community is disintegrating under the pressure of years of economic and political degradation – can one book open the boy’s eyes to the tragedy and beauty of a life he will face in the future?
The Seven Acts of Mercy is directed by RSC Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman.
More information on The Seven Acts of Mercy Theatre Breaks
Included in your break will be tickets for The Seven Acts of Mercy at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and overnight accommodation at a Stratford-upon-Avon hotel.
Where is it?
The Swan Theatre
When can I see The Seven Acts of Mercy?
The show plays in rep from 24th November 2016 to 10th February 2017 – theatre breaks are no longer available for this play
What time does it start?
Evenings at 1930; Matinees at 1330