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16 - 27 MAY


Speakers’ Corner: The Public Shaming of Rufus Love

£10 PREVIEWS/£13/£16


Rufus Love

A Youngish Perspective


production team

Speakers’ Corner is like Twitter but hardcore

Rufus is having an enlightening afternoon mingling with the heretics and the hystericals at Speaker’s Corner. This hallowed ground at the edge of Hyde Park has been home to revolutionary speeches for centuries. In those days, the condemned would speak their last words. Now the executions are merely ideological but you still don’t want to get on the wrong side of the mob…

Nothing makes you so secure in your opinions as a brush with another’s irrationality. But, as Rufus learns, one person’s fool is another person’s visionary. He finds himself choking on his words when one of the speakers picks him out of the crowd. A Twitter pile-on is all the more brutal when you can’t log off!

Speakers’ Corner is about the ways our identities are interconnected, and how far we will go to be on the right side of the debate. Lend an ear to the dissidents, the disruptors and the iconoclasts, the luminaries, the eccentrics and the extremists in this provoking and hilarious piece. In this court of public opinion, you might find that it’s hard to determine the innocent from the guilty.

Speaker’s Corner: The Public Shaming of Rufus Love is supported by Brixton House.

Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive in good time for the start time of 19:45.
Under 18s are not permitted into the theatre for this performance. 
No re-admittance once the performance has commenced. Refunds and exchanges are not available.

Rufus Love

Rufus Love

Rufus Love is an actor and playwright from South East London.

Theatre includes: Anything with a Pulse (Park Theatre), No ID (Royal Court), A Room With a View (The Minack Theatre), Dear Elizabeth (Gate Theatre), The Cold Approach, (The Golden Goose), All's Well That Ends Well (Mountview), The Beau Defeated (Mountview), Pool, (no Water) (Mountview).

Rufus's writing has been featured at Theatre 503 WRW on two occasions, Omnibus Theatre's Engine Room, and The Golden Goose Theatre. He has completed commissions to write for The Gate Theatre and The Caravan Theatre. He was shortlisted for the Royal Court's Lynne Gagliano Prize in 2019.


Rufus Love


Tatenda Shamiso

stage manager

Yi-Ting Huang

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