The Making of Frederick the Great
A New Play Based on The True Story
- Age RatingSuitable for 12+
- Next PerformanceAugust 6, 2023 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Out of 117 billion people who have ever lived on this earth, only 38 have been bestowed the title of ‘the Great’ in history.
So, what the hell does it even mean to be great?
Frederick an artistic, book-loving, anti-war, queer man, born into a world where greatness is defined by the bodies amassed on the battlefield, did not appear destined for the title of 'Great.'
This historical drama follows Frederick's tumultuous rise to the throne; outwitting his abusive father, battling the fierce Maria Theresa, and falling in love with Prussia's best solider, Hans Herman Von Katte.
The Making of Frederick the Great places this true love story at the heart of history, boldly redefining the narrative of what it means to be great.
The play’s run will begin this summer at The Cockpit, a celebrated venue renowned for its commitment to innovative, boundary-pushing productions. This dynamic staging of Frederick's life story promises to uphold the theatre's reputation for audacious and thought-provoking performances.
“We are excited to bring a new perspective on Frederick the Great's life to our stage,” said Eliza Larkey, Writer and Director of The Making of Frederick the Great. “We believe it's crucial to revisit historical narratives and shed light on the lesser-known aspects of their lives, especially when they challenge our preconceived notions and make us reflect on our own times.”
This is a must-see for all lovers of history, drama, and thought-provoking storytelling to reserve their seats soon for this groundbreaking production. Tickets are available now.
£12 Full Price*
*Excluding booking fee
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