Your guide to theatre. Edited and curated by Charlie Lewis
THE 47TH MIKE BARTLETT’S DAMNING INDICTMENT OF TRUMPISM HOLDS NO PUNCHES
‘Should acts in other times I would abhor, Become my own, in times of bloody war?’
WHAT IS THEATRE OF THE ABSURD?
Theatre of the Absurd was a movement that started in the 1950s influenced by the events of the 40s. For this reason, many absurdist plays are about Hitler and the Nazis like Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco, which many believe is an allegory for the French response to the Nazis.