p>A day and night of cabaret, comedy and DJs, with a performance from the sensational underground Belarus Free Theatre!
Join Index on Censorship, the UK’s leading freedom of expression organisation, and the Belarus Free Theatre at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, for a packed night of cabaret, comedy from Sony award short listed Miriam Elia and The Fix – and all-night mischief. Come and see a mischievous mix of Belarusian funk DJs, live music, cabaret and comedians – all for the exceptionally brave people who dare to speak up, and challenge Belarus’s dictator Lukashenko.
The multi-award winning Belarus Free Theatre, banned in their native Belarus, is renowned for staging underground and uncensored performances that draw attention to the continuing problems faced by Belarusians in “Europe’s last dictatorship”. Their recent performances, including at the Soho Theatre, London and the Under the Radar Festival, New York, have won widespread acclaim. On July 13 the troop performed a rendition of ‘Numbers’ in an event hosted by Index on Censorship and presented by Tom Stoppard at the Free Word Centre in London.
Confirmed DJs: Panik.com, Mr. Chips, DJ Perry Stroika and the Tblisi Sound Machine & DJ Gaz Nost.
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Reviews of the Belarus Free Theatre:
“Intensely dramatic and extremely well acted… they are truly gifted, devoted, utterly focused… I feel humbled… these are people are on the barricades, they’re brave”
Sir Tom Stoppard
‘This dazzling production… shows a spiritual resilience that makes dictatorship look even more inflexible and absurd.’
The Guardian *****
‘As gripping and accomplished a piece of theatre as you’ll find in London this year… this is world class theatre, built on the raw guts of experience’
The Telegraph *****