Theatre Event


Newman University 2nd Year Drama presents


23 - 24 Apr in the Studio at 7.30pm | Matinee: Fri 24 April 2pm

Anticipated running time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
Please note this is an estimated running time and may be subject to change

On 16th January 1969 student Jan Palach set fire to himself in Wenceslas Square, Prague in protest at both the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and the perceived indifference of the Czech people.

Alan Burns' neglected experimental work uses collage techniques, reminiscent of Schwitters' Merz, Burroughs' cut up method and the Happenings of Kaprow. Burns' shines a torch on the noise, both metaphorical and literal, which surround and obscure Palach's desperate and heroic final act. Though first performed in 1970 at the Open Space Theatre under the direction of Charles Marowitz, the play and Palach's sacrifice continue to provide a light to illuminate the world in which we live.

Please note: Herbal cigarettes will be used in this performance.

Tickets: £8 | £5 Cons

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