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Wild Justice

An animated provocation about revenge

'Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.'

Was Francis Bacon right? Where does justice end and revenge begin? And where does forgiveness come in?

Hydrocracker invites you to join its quest to develop a Revenge Tragedy for the 21st century.

Featuring research material, performed scenarios and a panel including Dr Mark Devenny (Centre for Applied Politics, Philosophy and Ethics), Marina Cantacuzino (founder of the Forgiveness Project) and Jo Berry (founder of Building Bridges for Peace, whose father was a victim of the bombing of Brighton's Grand Hotel), Hydrocracker will provoke, challenge and coax a group response to the question of revenge.

The debate is part of an Arts Council-funded project to create a full-length Revenge play, to be written by Hydrocracker playwright Neil Fleming. Feedback from the audience will be used in further development work by Hydrocracker, and will also be used in our ongoing blog of the project, to be launched shortly.

In association with University of Brighton's Understanding Conflict Research Group.

Duration: 90 minutes
Thu 15 May, 7.30pm
Brighton Unitarian Church
Tickets: £8 from the Brighton Festival Box Office
Tel: 01273 709 709