Theatre and Comedy

The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas + Greed: The Debate


Royal Court Theatre, Kensington


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The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas + Greed: The Debate

Writer of Channel Four hit series Utopia turns his hand to a tale of savage greed

"A mix of Faustian morality play and updated Peer Gynt."

- The Guardian
Tonight there is the added treat of a pre-performance debate around the play's theme of greed. The panel is impressive...Professor Kate Jeffery and philosopher AC Grayling, with Anne McElvoy of The Economist as chair. The play itself deals with a journey of unrelenting capitalism, pitching through the decades as the audience watches one man's life unravel. After writing the stage version of Matilda, Kelly takes a darker turn into the mind of Gorge Mastromas. Gorge could have been an ordinary guy, a run-of-the-mill type who just gets on with his lot. Instead, a fluke incident forces him to choose a darker path, which takes him to dizzying heights of success...whatever the cost. General admission. The debate will begin at 6pm, with the performance of the play commencing at 8pm. Running time approximately 2 hours 45 minutes, including interval. Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted.

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