DATE & TIME
Monday 4th June 2018
at 8:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
5 Sloane Terrace
London SW1X 9DQ
- VIP seat
- drinks after the show with the production team and Bernard-Henri Levy
- 2 tickets per member at member’s price
LAST EXIT BEFORE BREXIT, WRITTEN AND ACTED BY BHL
Last Exit before Brexit, a one-man play on Europe, written and performed by Bernard-Henri Lévy, the French activist-philosopher.
From humanity’s darkest hours at Auschwitz to the siege of Sarajevo and the migrants sinking in the Mediterranean, a French writer, confined in a hotel room, travels back in time, searching his memory, to compose a speech on the fate of Europe and to praise the UK to remain with us.
He will share his passionate views about European common identity and history, its victories and defeats. From Shakespeare and Locke, through Churchill, to the Beatles, J.K. Rowling, Stephen Hawking and so many others, the British have been, alongside with the French and the Germans, the inventors of the European Idea.
Bernard-Henri Lévy wants to remind the English public the words of the great poet John Donne: “No man is an island entire of itself / Every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.”
Last Exit before Brexit will be performed in English. A once-in-a-lifetime event!
Picture by Yann Revol / Design by Daniele Boghanim
This event is presented by Hexagon Society.
Bernard-Henri Lévy (born 5 November 1948) is a French public intellectual, philosopher, journalist, activist, and filmmaker. Often referred to in France simply as BHL, he was one of the leaders of the « Nouveaux Philosophes » (New Philosophers) movement in 1976. The Boston Globe has said that he is « perhaps the most prominent intellectual in France today ».
Among his dozens of books are American Vertigo, Barbarism with a Human Face, and Who Killed Daniel Pearl? His writing has appeared in a wide range of publications throughout Europe and the United States.
His films include the documentaries Bosna! and A Day in the Death of Sarajevo. Lévy is co-founder of the antiracist group SOS Racism and has served on diplomatic missions for the French government.