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19:00 - 21:00 25 May 2016

Politics, performance and activist theatre


Haldane Room | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

This event explores some challenging, urgent connections between politics and performance. On one hand, we explore the exploitation of performance in politics, using the startling example of West Germany in 1968, which saw activists make politics theatrical in new, spectacular ways reminiscent of Brechtian theatre and avant-garde performance art. On the other hand, the event focuses on ‘activist performance’ through Theatre Reportage, a contemporary type of performance which brings politics into theatre, uses public spaces to combine journalism with the true stories of people denied a voice by war, torture or oppressive regimes.


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