Royal Court Theatre announces that A Fight Against... (Una Lucha Contra...) by Pablo Manzi will be available to stream online worldwide for two weeks this December

Published on Mon 14 Nov 2022

Following its critically acclaimed premiere at the Royal Court last year, a film of Pablo Manzi’s gripping English-language debut, A Fight Against…(Una Lucha Contra…), translated by William Gregory, will be available to stream for two weeks from 1-14 December.  The filmed capture of the production from the London run will offer bilingual captioning in English and Spanish for audiences worldwide. The one-off film is made possible as part of a unique collaboration between the Royal Court and Santiago a Mil Festival and both organisations will stream it simultaneously.  

Manzi’s darkly comic odyssey across the Americas explores whether violence brings us closer together and what it takes to make a community. Tickets are on sale now for a 48-hour rental and available to purchase from the Royal Court’s website here.

One of Chile’s most significant new voices, Pablo Manzi developed A Fight Against… on a residency at the Royal Court. It was directed by Royal Court Associate Director (International), Sam Pritchard. The cast includes Eduardo Arcelus, Joseph Balderrama, Pepa Duarte, Pía Laborde-Noguez, Jimena Larraguivel and Sebastian Orozco.

He said, ‘The day will come when they don’t cut our heads off in front of people.’ And I asked him, ‘Why?’ And he said, ‘Because we’ll cut them off ourselves.’

A lecturer in Chile.
A study group in the USA.
A guard in the desert.
A hangman in Mexico.
A woman who won’t stop dancing in Peru. 


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“The performances are excellent and the topics are important; I could have watched more.”



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“Direction from Sam Pritchard confidently steers a strong ensemble cast of six, as they deftly multi-role between a revolving door of characters whose lives have been impacted by violence.”

Evening Standard 


Made in partnership with Teatro a Mil Foundation.

For the full press release, see here.