Lateral Events Presents

POST TRUTH • BREXIT • TRUMP • ROYAL FAMILY • STOLEN HISTORY

One of the world’s great minds brings it back home, to challenge fellow Australians and to explain what is happening in and to the globe.

Experience a provocative, insightful and witty evening with international human rights judge and barrister Geoffrey Robertson QC, as he analyses the post-truth era and calls for Australian constitutional regeneration.

He will explain what is really happening to Julian Assange, how to stop the rich from inheriting the world, and the thinking behind his next book: “Bad People – And How to Be Rid of Them”.

He will explain what is really happening to the royal family and how fake news distorts democracy.

This is a show that will give you an insight into Geoffrey Robertson’s life and famous cases, and his crusade to restore cultural property to the people – including indigenous Australians – from whom it has been stolen.

 

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”.

 
Coronavirus
In response to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, the Geoffrey Robertson tour has been postponed from October/November 2020 to May 2021.
All tickets purchased for the original dates will be valid for the rescheduled dates listed below; you don’t need to do anything. You will receive a confirmation from the relevant ticketing agency within the next fortnight. If you are unable to attend the new date, you can request a refund, however, we, and all of those behind the scenes who produce the show, would very much appreciate it if you would retain your tickets for the new date if you are able to.
If you have not purchased tickets and would like to, tickets for the new dates are now on sales and linked below.
Take care everyone.

Tour Schedule

Date
City
Venue
Saturday, 22 May 2021
Melbourne
MCEC - Plenary
Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Sydney
ICC - Darling Harbour Theatre
Thursday, 27 May 2021
Brisbane
QPAC Concert Hall
Saturday, 29 May 2021
Adelaide
Festival Theatre
Tuesday, 1 June 2021
Perth
PCEC - Riverside Theatre

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