Geoffrey Robertson QC - It’s No Longer Hypothetical - Tour announcement
Lateral Events Presents
Geoffrey Robertson QC
It’s No Longer Hypothetical
Post Truth Brexit Trump Royal Family Stolen History
2021 tour dates announced including new show in Newcastle
Lateral Events proudly announce Geoffrey Robertson AO QC is bringing his new live show Its No Longer Hypothetical to Australia in May 2021. The national tour will debut in Newcastle on the 20th May before travelling to other states. Tickets on sale via www.lateralevents.com.
20 May Newcastle Civic Theatre
22 May Melbourne MCEC Plenary
26 May Sydney ICC Darling Harbour Theatre
27 May Brisbane Concert Hall, QPAC
29 May Adelaide Festival Theatre
1 June Perth PCEC Riverside Theatre
Experience a provocative, insightful and witty evening with international human rights judge and barrister Geoffrey Robertson QC. Geoffrey Robertson is known worldwide and respected for his work as a human rights barrister, academic, author and broadcaster and one of the world’s great minds. Geoffrey is coming home to challenge fellow Australians and explain what is happening in and to the world.
Geoffrey Robertson will take to the stage in an evening of thought and analysis as he discusses some of the of the big issues of our time. He will discuss Brexit and Trump in a post-truth era and calls for Australia’s constitutional regeneration after the bushfires. He will explain what is really happening to the royal family and to Julian Assange, how fake news distorts democracy and how to stop the rich from inheriting the world.
This show will provide an insight into Geoffrey Robertson’s life and famous cases, and his current crusade to restore cultural property to the people – including indigenous Australians from whom it has been stolen.
About Geoffrey Robertson:
Geoffrey Robertson AO QC is a barrister, author and one-time host of “Geoffrey Robertson’s Hypotheticals” on the ABC. He is founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers; now the largest human rights practice in Europe; where he has been mentor to Amal Clooney, Jen Robinson, Keir Starmer and others.
Robertson was born and bred in Sydney. A Rhodes scholarship took him to England where he is now based, and he holds dual citizenship. He is a Master of the Middle Temple and a visiting professor at the New College of Humanities.
His autobiography, “Rather His Own Man – In Courts with Tyrants, Tarts and Troublemakers” was published by Penguin/Random House in 2018.
From his outspoken leadership of students in the 60s to his work fighting for the lives of death row inmates, GR’s career has been marked by courage, determination and fierce independence. He was involved in the prosecution of General Pinochet and Hastings Banda and in the defence of Salman Rushdie, Mike Tyson, Julian Assange and Lula (former president of Brazil). Among much else, he secured Yulia Tymoshenko’s release from prison in Ukraine, exposed the Medellin Cartel’s gun-running in the Caribbean and helped restore democracy in Fiji. He is credited with changing the way we think about human rights, notably through his book “Crimes Against Humanity”.
Tickets on sale now via www.lateralevents.com