B!RTH

  • FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.BIRTHDEBATE.COM
  • 19 October 2016 - 22 October 2016
  • On Tour / External

BIRTH was an international theatre festival developed by the Royal Exchange Theatre and The Oglesby Charitable Trust to provoke debate on a global scale and question one of the key issues of our time: the vast inequality in healthcare across the world.

There was an excitingly varied programme at the Royal Exchange over the four days of B!RTH - 19 October - 22 October 2016.

Headlined by 7 commissioned plays from 7 leading female playwrights from across the globe (Kenya, India, China, Syria, UK, USA and Brazil) the festival hosted a series of debates with experts from the world of science, art, academia, politics and charities, as well as an incredible programme of supporting events.

"Each year, millions of women and children die from preventable causes. These are not mere statistics. They are people with names and faces." Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary

The legacy of B!RTH continues, visit: birthdebate.com

Birth logos 

  • Actor 1 (Kenya) & Amae & Various (USA)

    Danielle Henry

    Rima (India), Actor 2 (Kenya), Various (Syria)

    Perveen Hussain

    Talar (Syria) & Various (USA)

    Katie West

    Actor 4 (Kenya), Various (Syria) & Jim , Ford & Various (USA)

    Abdul Salis

    Nouf (Syria), Lillian & Various (USA)

    Carla Henry

    Thirteen & Woman in labour (India), Li Xiao (China) & Hillie & Various (USA)

    Elizabeth Chan

    Boka (India), Actor 3 (Kenya) & Sister Liu (China)

    Mina Anwar

    Female (Brazil) & Gan Wei (China)

    Shobna Gulati

    Dancer (Kenya)

    Yandass Ndlovu

    Herself (UK)

    Stacey Gregg

    Narrator (Kenya)

    Mumbi Kaigwa

    Seven & Ambika (India) & Hind (Syria)

    Nadia Emam

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