Power & corruption, faith & doubt, commitment & betrayal, egos & consciences, Europe on the edge of a tumultuous split… sounds familiar? In Osborne’s Luther we encounter all of these issues which, while focusing on the life, works, beliefs and struggles of the 16th century reformer Martin Luther, could easily apply to our situation now. Alton Fringe Theatre’s bold new production brings Luther’s struggle with the world, the church and his own psychological state into a contemporary setting.
Osborne’s Luther, first performed, to critical acclaim, in 1961, examines the struggles
that Martin Luther has with his own conscience, his tortured self-
This new production features a strong cast and original music by Mike Orchard, specially commissioned for AFT’s production. Expect intensity, power and humour!