Story Machine Funhouse: Life & Times of Michael K by JM Coetzee | Free Word

Mon 10 Dec
18:20 - 19:25

Presented by:
Story Machine Productions


How far would you go to be free?

In a country riven by war, Michael K sets out from his home in search of safety. As he searches of peace, he asks what it means to live in harmony with the land and the times we find ourselves in. Can we live a life of dignity when lies, division, and repression are all around us?

Featuring film, performance, and live reading, this is a powerful and immediate staging of a novel with huge contemporary significance.

‘Urgent, vital storytelling that brings J.M. Coetzee’s humane novel brilliantly and unflinchingly to life.’ Audience Member

Commissioned by the Booker Prize Foundation for the 50th anniversary of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

As part of the Story Machine Funhouse event series.

Booking your place is free – pay what you want on the night as you leave.

There will be a bar with drinks for sale during the event.


Please read:

We are issuing more tickets than the event capacity as the event is free. This is based on our experience that, on average, approximately a third of tickets booked for free-of-charge events are not used. We strongly recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the advertised start time for such events.

Mon 10 Dec
18:20 - 19:25

Story Machine Productions





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