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The Life of Thomas Paine - A Special Theatre Performance by Ian Ruskin

Ian Ruskin returns for a one-off special event celebrating the life and times of Thomas Paine (The reason why Moncure Conway took a sabbatical from South Place Ethical Society - to write his biography).

Paine is a man largely forgotten and greatly misunderstood yet his ideas about democracy, equality, slavery, social programs and morality were truly revolutionary. He changed the world, only to have the world he changed turn its back on him. He ignited revolutions but died largely ignored and disdained, yet when he was writing he was at the epicentre of world events and literally transforming nations through his words.
Today there is the Occupy movement, back then there was Thomas Paine.

Tickets Advance: £10 (plus booking fee), Concs. £5
Admission £15/£7 on the door.
Doors 18.30. Start 19.00
Tickets from:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/to-begin-the-world-over-again-the-life-of-thomas-paine-tickets-10778297177

Ian Ruskin (writer/actor) trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. He has performed his other one man play From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks about labour leader Harry Bridges well over 200 times. The film version, directed by Haskell Wexler, has aired in America on PBS for the past 4 years. This is the London première of To Begin the World Over Again: the Life of Thomas Paine which has been performed just over 30 times in the past two years.

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  • terence f.

    Excellent compressed view of Thomas Paine

    May 4, 2014

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