A repertoire of twelve one-person plays during September and October,
using the Bridge’s flexible auditorium to provide 250 socially distanced seats.
If the season is delayed, automatic refunds will be given for cancelled performances.

Beat the Devil

27 August - 31 October 2020 Choose Dates & Book

Covid-19 seems to be a sort of dirty bomb, thrown into the body to cause havoc. 

On the same day that the UK government finally made the first of two decisive interventions that led to a conspicuously late lockdown, David Hare contracted Covid-19. Nobody seemed to know much about it then, and many doctors are not altogether sure they know much more today. Suffering a pageant of apparently random symptoms, Hare recalls the delirium of his illness, which mixed with fear, dream, honest medicine and dishonest politics to create a monologue of furious urgency and power.

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Approx 50 mins, no interval

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Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes

Creative & production

David Hare
Nicholas Hytner
Bunny Christie
Lighting Design
Jon Clark
Sound Design
Gareth Fry
George Fenton
Sophie Johnston