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Martyr

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Unicorn Theatre, London Bridge

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Martyr

How deep would you swim for your beliefs?

"The lurking dangers of rigid wrong-headed reasoning turn the events of Martyr into a comic nightmare. What an important and exciting new play."

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Benjamin won’t do swimming at school. His mother thinks it's drugs or he has body issues. But Benjamin has found God and mixed-sex swimming lessons offend him. Fundamentalism and tolerance clash in this funny, provocative play by leading German playwright, Marius von Mayenburg. Martyr considers how far we should go in accommodating another’s faith, and when we should take a stand for our own opposing beliefs. This topical production follows Actors Touring Company’s highly acclaimed The Events, seen at the Young Vic last year.

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