Lateral Events Presents

International Turmoil • Australian and Global Politics • 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 world.

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

Geoffrey Robertson will analyse the current Australian and global politics, the current international turmoil, 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 ‘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 KC 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, Geoffrey Robertson’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”.

How long is the show?

The show will start at 8pm in Brisbane and 7:30pm in all other cities. It will run for approximately 2 hours, plus there will be a 20min interval.

How much are tickets?

Law dictates that ticket prices quoted must include the various fees and charges added by ticketing companies; and these fees vary from venue to venue. To find the exact ticket prices you will need to go to the ticketing agency websites (linked below). As a guide, tickets range between $85 to $155 for the best seats in the house – Premium Tickets (plus the aforementioned fees).

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

There will be no Afterlife Club for this tour.

Will Geoffrey Robertson sign books after the show?

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

Will there be a Geoffrey Robertson show in Melbourne?

Geoffrey Robertson appeared in Melbourne in 2021, before the tour was curtailed due to Covid-19. Geoffrey Robertson will not appear in Melbourne in 2022.

Will "It's No Longer Hypothetical" be performed in Sydney?

No, Geoffrey Robertson appeared in Sydney in 2021 before the tour was curtailed due to Covid-19. However, Sydneysiders will be able to attend Hypothetical

How do tickets work for previously postponed shows?

Official tickets for postponed shows are still valid. Your e-ticket/s should reflect the new event date, but if you require tickets to be re-sent, please contact the relevant ticketing agency for assistance (Ticketek in Adelaide & Perth. QTix in Brisbane).

Do I need to wear a mask?

While wearing masks is not mandatory during the show, it would be appreciated if audience members did wear masks within the theatre to reduce the angst of those attending, as well as to help protect themselves and those around them.

Tour Schedule

Wednesday 17th August 2022
Lewellyn Hall
Thursday 18th August 2022
Festival Theatre
Tuesday 23rd August 2022
QPAC Concert Hall
Wednesday 24th August 2022
QPAC Concert Hall
Saturday, 27th August 2022
PCEC - Riverside Theatre

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