Drama Sat 19 March 2022

Truth to Power Café

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“A truly global show that knows no borders…Truth to Power Café is part-theatrical performance, part-memoir, part impassioned activism”

Time Out

“A new kind of theatre… deeply empowering"

Nick Ahad, Yorkshire Post

“The revolutionary potential of theatre at its simplest and most direct”

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Jeremy Goldstein’s Truth to Power Café is a profound theatrical reflection on loss, hope and resistance.

This internationally acclaimed performance event is told through memoir, poetry, image, music, film and personal stories from the people of Huddersfield in response to the question ‘who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?’ Is it your parents, a sibling, politician, lover, landlord, neighbour, religious leader, boss, banker, or simply your best friend? It’s time to tell them the truth before it’s too late.

Speaking truth to power is a non-violent means of conflict resolution, the origins of which lie in the anti-war movement. In our era of post-truth and fake news, speaking truth to power is widely accepted to mean saying something to those in a position of trust or authority who don’t want to hear it.

Created, written and performed by Jeremy Goldstein with Henry Woolf
Directed by Jen Heyes
Banners by Ed Hall
Lighting by Nigel Edwards
Truth to Power Café is a London Artists Projects production inspired by the political and philosophical beliefs of Harold Pinter and his Hackney Gang. 

Dates

Sat 19 March 2022

Space

Main House

Duration

60 minutes

Age guidance

14+

Sign up to take part

Community participants of all ages, beliefs and experiences from across Kirklees invited to take part in Truth To Power Café. No stage or public speaking experience is necessary. Click here to find out more. 

  • Sat 19 March 2022
    7:30pm – 8:30pm
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