THE SOUL OF WITTGENSTEIN
by Ron Elisha
If a dying man questioned what you were doing with your life, how would you answer? And would it be something that you were willing to admit?
1941. Guy’s Hospital, London. A battered copy of War and Peace, an illiterate Cockney dying of cancer, and a philosopher handing out pills. Is this all that defines them, or could they become something more?
Written by Ron Elisha, winner of four Australian Writers’ Guild Awards, The Soul of Wittgenstein is a “perfectly paced … tragically beautiful play” (A Younger Theatre). It is simultaneously pertinent and engrossing, amusingly confrontational, yet tender. Directed by award-winning Dave Spencer, the play asks what happens when we open up, when we put aside our differences, and when we force ourselves to feel.
★ ★ ★ ★ “effortless … a scintillating, subtle and intense play”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “a beautiful piece of theatre”
London Pub Theatres
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “I would readily see this again tonight”
Tue 6 – Sun 25 Feb, 7.30pm | 4pm Sundays
Tickets - £12-15
Running time - 80 minutes
This event is part of 96 Festival
London Pub Theatres interview with Dave Spencer
Theatre Weekly interview with Dave Spencer
Richard Stemp as LUDWIG
Ben Woodhall as JOHN