5 DEC, YOUNG VIC THEATRE, LONDON
BELARUS FREE THEATRE, SIR IAN MCKELLEN, JUDE LAW, SAM WEST
“When people are being kidnapped and killed, you have to take action…”
In 2010 going to the theatre is a crime. People have to travel far from their homes, directed by text message to a secret spot in the countryside for a glimpse of a performance. Audiences are arrested – the actors are subject to threats and intimidation. People in the country disappear and are killed. This isn’t fiction. This is Belarus.
On Sunday 5 December, at the Young Vic in London, with guest appearances from Sir Ian McKellen, Jude Law, Sam West, Belarus Free Theatre present two short plays:
Zone Of Silence: Numbers / Discover Love
This groundbreaking event is a fundraiser for supporters of free speech in Belarus and a show of support from the British Arts community for one of the most acclaimed political theatre companies in the world.
“They have a stunning vocal and physical command, performing with ease and urgency material that combines both verbatim and physical theatre, as well as utilising projected video and still images of great beauty alongside pounding live music”
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