Lateral Events Presents

Geoffrey Robertson’s hugely popular TV series is revived for one night only, in Sydney, on Thursday 4th August, live on stage, at the Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC Sydney.

Geoffrey Robertson QC, a legendary barrister and human rights judge, poses hypothetical questions to a panel of high-profile guests, guiding them through the scenarios with interrogative questioning. The storyline weaves through current topical issues with humour and thought-provoking intelligence.

The ten panel members consist of politicians, judges, captains of industry, celebrities, and experts in a wide range of fields.

About Geoffrey Robertson

Geoffrey Robertson AO QC is a barrister, author and one-time host of “Geoffrey Robertson’s Hypotheticals” on the ABC. He is founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers; now the largest human rights practice in Europe; where he has been mentor to Amal Clooney, Jen Robinson, Keir Starmer and others.

Robertson was born and bred in Sydney. A Rhodes scholarship took him to England where he is now based, and he holds dual citizenship. He is a Master of the Middle Temple and a visiting professor at the New College of Humanities. His autobiography, “Rather His Own Man – In Courts with Tyrants, Tarts and Troublemakers” was published by Penguin/Random House in 2018.

From his outspoken leadership of students in the 60s to his work fighting for the lives of death row inmates, GR’s career has been marked by courage, determination and fierce independence. He was involved in the prosecution of General Pinochet and Hastings Banda and in the defence of Salman Rushdie, Mike Tyson, Julian Assange and Lula (former president of Brazil). Among much else, he secured Yulia Tymoshenko’s release from prison in Ukraine, exposed the Medellin Cartel’s gun-running in the Caribbean and helped restore democracy in Fiji. He is credited with changing the way we think about human rights, notably through his book “Crimes Against Humanity”.

What is Geoffrey Robertson’s Hypothetical?

Geoffrey Robertson’s Hypothetical is a show that invites notable people, often including former and current political leaders, to discuss contemporary issues by assuming imagined identities in hypothetical situations. Hypothetical was a high rating TV program broadcast in Australia from 1981 onwards.

How long is the show?

The format of Hypothetical does not allow an interval. The show will start at 8pm and will go on for 2 hours without an interval. You are free to pop to the bar or bathroom whenever you like.

Who will be on the Panel?

Some members of the panel maybe announced in July, but the full panel will not be announced until the evening of the show.

How much are tickets?

Tickets are between $100.85 – $198.65, plus Ticketek handling fee.

Will there be an Afterlife Club (Meet & Greet)?

There will be no Afterlife Club for this show.

Will Geoffrey Robertson sign books after the show?

No, but signed books can be purchased in the foyer of the theatres.

Thursday, 4 August 2022
ICC Sydney - Darling Harbour Theatre

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