Show in­spired by great play­wrights

Southport Visiter - - Theatre, Arts & Comedy -

TRUTH To Power Cafe is a new in­ter­na­tional per­for­mance event which in­cludes live and spon­ta­neous tes­ti­mony from lo­cal par­tic­i­pants ris­ing up in the name of free speech and po­lit­i­cal ac­tivism and led by Jeremy Gold­stein.

The show is in­spired by No­bel Prize-win­ning play­wright Harold Pin­ter and his Hack­ney Gang.

Friends for over 60 years, the Gang in­cluded Mick Gold­stein, and poet poly­math Henry Woolf, who, at 88, is the last sur­viv­ing mem­ber of the Gang, and whose po­etry Jeremy will per­form in the show as the real-life son of the Hack­ney Gang.

Gold­stein says Truth To Power Café “is con­ceived as a love let­ter to the me­mory of my fa­ther Mick and his friends of 60 years, Henry Woolf and Harold Pin­ter”.

He says: “It’s a call to self­ex­pres­sion, and an op­por­tu­nity to name what might be un­con­scious or tough to ac­knowl­edge ... as or­di­nary peo­ple stand­ing on stage, speak their truth step­ping into their power, chal­leng­ing ideas of who can take the stage and have a voice in the process.”

Ranked by Time Out as among the 100 most in­flu­en­tial peo­ple in UK cul­ture for “prov­ing po­lit­i­cal theatre can be fun and out­ra­geous”, Gold­stein founded Lon­don Artists Projects in 2000 com­mis­sion­ing, pro­duc­ing and writ­ing theatre that the Guardian has de­scribed as an “evoca­tive the­atri­cal won­der­land”.

Work­ing with many cel­e­brated artists, in­clud­ing Andy Warhol Fac­tory Su­per­star Penny Ar­cade, Gold­stein’s shows have won Evening Stan­dard, Her­ald An­gel, BBC Au­dio Drama and Scots­man Fringe First Awards and more.

Jeremy Gold­stein is look­ing for up to 10 Orm­skirk res­i­dents to join him in the show next Mon­day at The Arts Cen­tre at Edge Hill Uni­ver­sity.

For in­for­ma­tion on how to take part, go to www. truth­topower.co.uk – this is a free event but book­ing is re­quired – go to www. edge­hill.ac.uk/events/ 2018/10/15/truth-topower-cafe/ or call the box of­fice on 01695 584 480.

KATE HOLMES

‘Out­ra­geous’ – Jeremy Gold­stein, in Truth To Power Cafe, com­ing to Edge Hill Uni­ver­sity

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