Lateral Events Presents

International Turmoil • Post Truth • Royal Family • Stolen History • Bad People And How To Be Rid Of Them

One of the world’s great minds challenges Australians and explains what is happening in and to the globe.

This current affair show, live on stage, is a provocative, insightful, and witty evening with international human rights judge and barrister Geoffrey Robertson QC.

Geoffrey Robertson will analyse the post-truth era, explain how fake news distorts democracy, what is really happening to the royal family, and his calls for Australian constitutional regeneration.

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

The show will give an insight into his life and famous cases and his crusade to restore cultural property from museums around the world to the people from whom it was 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”.

Show running time:

Show starts: 7:30pm

First half: approx 70min

Interval: 20min

Second half: approx. 50min

 
Coronavirus

These shows will be run with the appropriate Covid-19 protocols in place, as mandated by the State Government regulations at the time.

Under Federal and State Government regulations, Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth can all be run at 100% occupancy.

You may be required to wear a mask during the performance. Currently, the following rules apply:

Newcastle Masks optional
Melbourne You must always carry a face mask with you when you leave home unless you have a lawful reason not to.
Sydney Masks optional
Brisbane Masks optional
Adelaide Masks are mandatory inside the theatre
Perth Masks optional
 
BRISBANE SHOW

It is with deep regret that Lateral Events announces the postponement of the Brisbane Geoffrey Robertson – It’s No Longer Hypothetical show,  at QPAC Concert Hall, Thursday 27 May.

The recent Covid-19 outbreak in Melbourne, and the ever-evolving resulting restrictions have required us to cancel the show. The show will be postponed to a later date, to be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets will automatically be transferred to the new date, your current tickets will be valid for the new performance date and there is no need to contact QPAC.

We very much regret the postponement, and apologies for the inconvenience caused.

ADELAIDE SHOW

It is with deep regret that Lateral Events announces the postponement of the Adelaide Geoffrey Robertson – It’s No Longer Hypothetical show, Festival Theatre Saturday 29th May.

The recent Covid-19 outbreak in Melbourne, and the subsequent South Australian Government restrictions, mean that Geoffrey Robertson is not able to enter South Australia at this time. The show will be postponed to a later date, to be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets will automatically be transferred to the new date, your current tickets will be valid for the new performance date and there is no need to contact BASS.

We very much regret the postponement, and apologies for the inconvenience caused.

PERTH SHOW

It is with deep regret that Lateral Events announces the postponement of the Perth Geoffrey Robertson – It’s No Longer Hypothetical show, Riverside Theatre Tuesday, 1st June.

The recent Covid-19 outbreak in Melbourne, and the subsequent Western Australian Government restrictions, mean that Geoffrey Robertson is not able to enter Western Australia at this time. The show will be postponed to a later date, to be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets will automatically be transferred to the new date, your current tickets will be valid for the new performance date and there is no need to contact Ticketek.

We very much regret the postponement, and apologies for the inconvenience caused.

 

Tour Schedule

Date
City
Venue
Thursday, 20 May 2021
Newcastle
Civic Theatre
Saturday, 22 May 2021
Melbourne
MCEC - Plenary
Tuesday, 25 May 2021
Sydney
ICC - Darling Harbour Theatre
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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