The First Modern Man


As a civilized sixteenth-century French aristocrat, you could live in cultured seclusion in your chateau. You try it; it's not for you. Your mind's too full of stuff. You write down all those buzzing ideas: sex, thumbs, cannibals ...
The First Modern Man at Hen and Chickens Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Hen and Chickens Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 19 February 2019
Closes: Saturday 2 March 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 18+

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Synopsis


As a civilized sixteenth-century French aristocrat, you could live in cultured seclusion in your chateau.


You try it; it's not for you.


Your mind's too full of stuff.


You write down all those buzzing ideas: sex, thumbs, cannibals …


You oppose colonialist brutality (before the British got going with their empire); decry judicial torture (when it was standard practice); argue that persecuted 'witches' are innocent victims (when most saw them as worshippers of Satan); negotiate with kings during bloody civil wars; somehow get elected as mayor of Bordeaux while travelling; defend yourself against forces of the Inquisition; become the father of 'world' music - and love your cat.


Your contemporaries think you are odd (but Shakespeare likes you; so does Derren Brown).


And, by recording - as no-one before - the details of your life in witty, clever essays, you showed us how to be the heroes of our own modern lives - and became the ancestor of every article or blog which moans about the school run, love gone wrong, or just life …


Come and visit Michel de Montaigne.


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Postal address:
109 St Paul's Road
Islington
London N1 2NA

Box office tel: 020 7704 2001

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 19 February 2019

Press night:Thursday 21 February 2019

Closes:Saturday 2 March 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 3-00pm

Tickets


Standard:

£12


Matinees £10


Concessions:

£10


Matinees £8


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