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The Good Person of Szechwan

Performance Dates

3rd, 4th, 5th May – 7.45pm
6th May – 2.45pm

Illuminate Presents: The Good Person of Szechwan

Theatrical Niche

In a world bereft of goodness, is it possible for one truly good person to survive?

Theatrical Niche re-awakens Brecht’s epic tale with signature jubilance; using Ethereal Puppetry, Physical Theatre and Object Work.

The gods descend but find that only sex worker Shen Teh will risk everything to help them.  Hidden identity, betrayal and unrequited love all stand in her way… Will Shen Teh’s unbreakable belief in the goodness of others save her, or ultimately drag her under?

From the critically acclaimed team behind ‘Lysistrata’ and ‘Blood Wedding’ – Puppet Director Alice Sillett leads the production with her exquisitely crafted creations, whilst Venetia Twigg re-works Brecht’s morality play to tender enduring questions of culpability and status quo to a modern-day audience.

Brutality and kindness here collide in a spell-binding calamity of noise and colour.

Suitable for Ages 12+

“Superb… West End quality
– Kent Messenger

Accompanying workshops available. www.theatricalniche.co.uk

Ticket Information

Tickets £10 | Concessions £8 | SEE-IT-AGAIN £5

Our popular SEE-IT-AGAIN offer is back by popular demand this year! Simply purchase one full price ticket, and you can buy another for just £5. This is a great deal for those of you that want to see a show for a second time, or are coming along to watch a different show!

(Please note that proof of purchase for a full-price ticket is required for purchase of a SEE-IT-AGAIN ticket).