Riverside Theatres presents
London Artist Projects
TRUTH TO POWER CAFÉ
Created, written and performed by Jeremy Goldstein with Henry Woolf
Directed by Jen Heyes
Associate Director Anne-Louise Rentell
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, image, poetry, music, and live testimony from local participants with stories to tell in response to the question ‘who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?’
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 authority who don’t want to hear it.
Is it to 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.
OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
Participants of all ages, beliefs and backgrounds are invited to take part and respond to the question before a live audience. For information click here or to sign up click here. Truth to Power Café is non-partisan. Participants are cast in advance so there is no audience participation. Terms and conditions apply.
Truth to Power Café is inspired by the political and philosophical beliefs of Nobel prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter and his Hackney Gang. The Gang included Jeremy Goldstein’s late father Mick, and poet polymath Henry Woolf, who at 91 is the sole remaining member of the Gang. For sixty years the Gang maintained their belief in speaking truth to power and remained firmly on the side of the occupied and the disempowered and their allies.
This performance contains coarse language and political stances on potentially contentious issues. Subjects may be brought up that are somewhat controversial. There may be comments on all types of government policies, polarising political figures and proactive stereotypes
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Created, written and performed by: Jeremy Goldstein with Henry Woolf
Directed by Jen Heyes
Associate Director: Anne-Louise Rentell
Banners: Ed Hall
Lighting: Nigel Edwards
Photography: Sarah Hickson, Darren Black, Kate Holmes, Ken Leanfore
★★★★★“A priceless repository of living social history, wit, wisdom and defiance” – Attitude
★★★★★ “Jeremy Goldstein’s genre-busting roadshow presents a line-up of extraordinary individuals with the power to inspire” – Jewish Renaissance
“A new kind of theatre…deeply empowering” – Yorkshire Post
“Theatre at its simplest and most direct” – Guardian
“A haunting, lyrical meditation on personal power, family and identity” – The Stage
“Highly original mix of personal memoir, pungent testimony, and political resistance…heartfelt, passionate and lovably odd” – Michael Billington
“Hits the core of humanity and all of what is going on in the world” – London Metro