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 KC, 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 entertaining storyline weaves through current topical issues with humour and thought-provoking intelligence.

Geoffrey will host a panel of twelve, each with expertise or relevant experience in their field, including politics, science, defence, diplomacy, journalism, unionism, traditional custodianship, asylum, medicine, religion, comedy and even magic.
Panel members come from across Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.

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”.

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.

What is the date of Geoffrey Robertson’s Hypothetical?

Thursday 4 August at the Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC Sydney.