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.

After the sold-out tour in May 2021 was curtailed halfway through, due to the Melbourne Covid-19 outbreaks, Geoffrey Robertson will be back in August 2022 for the postponed Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth shows, adding new shows in Wollongong, Darwin and Auckland.


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”.


Tour Schedule

Saturday, 6 August 2022
Win Sports & Entertainment Centre
Tuesday 9th August 2022
Darwin Convention Centre
Wednesday 17th August 2022
Lewellyn Hall
Thursday 18th August 2022
Festival Theatre
(postponed from 2021)
Saturday, 20th August 2022
Bruce Mason Centre
Tuesday 23rd August 2022
QPAC Concert Hall
Wednesday 24th August 2022
QPAC Concert Hall
(postponed from 2021)
Saturday, 27th August 2022
PCEC - Riverside Theatre
(postponed from 2021)

Tickets will go on sale in April 2022.