literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature

East West Street: A Song of Good and Evil

Part of London Literature Festival

A partly staged reading inspired by international human rights lawyer Philippe Sands’ award-winning bestseller about the Nuremberg trials.

East West Street explores the origins of ‘genocide’ and ‘crimes against humanity’ and the path to justice. The Ratline, the book’s sequel, is to be published in April 2020.

The performance focuses on the lives and ideas of three individuals from the trials: academic Hersch Lauterpacht, prosecutor Raphael Lemkin and Hitler's lawyer Hans Frank, and the music that connected men on opposite sides of the courtroom.

Following a world tour, East West Street: A Song of Good & Evil returns in a new version to Southbank Centre five years after its premiere, narrated by award-winning German actress Katja Riemann and Philippe Sands, and directed by Nina Brazier.

Leading bass-baritone Laurent Naouri and renowned jazz pianist Guillaume de Chassy perform music including Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Leonard Cohen.

Philippe Sands is honoured to dedicate this performance of East West Street: A Song of Good and Evil to his friend Ahmet Altan, author of I Will Never See the World Again, sentenced to life imprisonment, and to all other imprisoned Turkish writers and the efforts of English PEN to secure their immediate release.

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Queen Elizabeth Hall

Pricing

£15 - £25
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Age recommendation
For ages 16+

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This event is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL).

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