A Fight Against… (Una Lucha Contra…) Tickets London Theatre

A Fight Against… (Una Lucha Contra…) Tickets

Pablo Manzi’s darkly comic odyssey across the Americas

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13 December 2021  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“In Peru there is a woman who won’t stop dancing; in Mexico, a hangman holds his rope, and in Chile there is a university teacher. These and other characters from across the Americas are brought together on stage in Pablo Manzi’s play, which considers the nature of violence and what we mean by community. Written on attachment to the Royal Court the play brings the work of the Chilean playwright to a UK audience for the first time.”

Tickets from £12

Overview

“He said, ‘The day will come when they don’t cut our heads off in front of people.’ And I asked him, ‘Why?’ And he said, ‘Because we’ll cut them off ourselves.’”

A lecturer in Chile.
A study group in the USA.
A guard in the desert.
A hangman in Mexico.
A woman who won’t stop dancing in Peru.

Pablo Manzi’s darkly comic odyssey across the Americas explores whether violence brings us closer together and what it takes to make a community.

Developed on a residency at the Royal Court, A Fight Against…marks the English language debut of one of Chile’s most significant new voices. Royal Court Associate (International) Sam Pritchard directs.

The development of A Fight Against… was supported by the British Council. Teatro a Mil Foundation is a project partner.

Critic reviews

Odd and unflinching, this is a scorching series of portraits

Exeunt

A harrowing and humorous depiction of Latin America

· WhatsOnStage

A subtle study of the nature of violence

· The Telegraph

Darkly comic interconnected stories of violence

· Evening Standard

Its comparable interest in our innate capacity for violence deserves attention

· London Theatre

Effective, impactful theatre

· Londonist

Chilean playwright’s sparky sketches

· The Guardian

There's some humour in the pieces, some outlining of character

· Broadway World

Tickets from £12

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Date & time

Until 22 Jan
Thu 9 Dec, 2021 - Sat 22 Jan, 2022
3pm & 7.45pm

Venue

Sloane Square SW1W 8AS London, UK · Get Directions
Photo by Tristram Kenton
Photo by Tristram Kenton
Photo by Tristram Kenton
Photo by Tristram Kenton
Photo by Tristram Kenton
Photo by Tristram Kenton
Photo by Tristram Kenton
Photo by Tristram Kenton
Photo by Tristram Kenton
Photo by Tristram Kenton
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