Caravaggio at the RSC

Last week of term and I should have been exhausted, only fit for my bed. Instead, I went off to The Swan Theatre in Stratford to see a new play, The Seven Act of Mercy.

Switching between Naples in 1606, and Bootle in 2016, Caravaggio’s painting linked the social inequalities of both the 17th and 21st Centuries. 

The set was minimalistic and this was an advantage because a huge projection screen doubled as Caravaggio’s canvas, and you watched as Caravaggio worked. When other paintings were referenced, they too would appear. 

The play was thought-provoking and brilliantly acted. Well worth a visit!


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