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The Seven Acts of Mercy - Stratford-upon-Avon

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  • A great show option for groups!
  • Playing at the historic Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon
  • The secrets behind pieces of art throughout the ages comes to light through two families

Seven Acts of Mercy Theatre Show Information

The Seven Acts of Mercy show the secrets behind pieces of art throughout the ages coming to light through two families.

About The Seven Acts of Mercy

A visceral and moving new play by Anders Lustgarten, The Seven Acts of Mercy takes its name from a famous oil painting by Italian painter Caravaggio. Directed by RSC Deputy Artistic Director, Erica Whyman, the play spans across 400 years and confronts the dangerous necessity of compassion, in a world where it is in short supply.

The Story

With two interweaving stories, the play begins in Naples, 1606, where inside an unfinished church, a Caravaggio painting is emerging from the darkness. As the artist works, he is fuelled by anger, self-loathing and his driving need to create a work that speaks of compassion in a violent world. Then the play switches to present day Bootle where a retired dock worker teaches his grandson, while around them a community is disintegrating. He tries to open the boy’s eyes to the tragedy and beauty of the life he faces, and the boy reciprocates in the only way he knows.

History of The Seven Acts of Mercy

A new play opening at the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre, The Seven Acts of Mercy Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s greatest masterpiece, The Seven Acts of Mercy, plays a pivotal part in defining this play.

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