Show inspired by great playwrights
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.
‘Outrageous’ – Jeremy Goldstein, in Truth To Power Cafe, coming to Edge Hill University