London Artists Projects


Created by Jeremy Goldstein; Verse by Henry Woolf; Directed by Jen Heyes; Photography by Sarah Hickson; Banners by Ed Hall; Music by David Bowie arranged by Sven Ratzke; Produced by Ruby Glaskin

  • 26 April 2019 - 27 April 2019
  • The Studio
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Truth to Power Café is a new international performance event mixing memoir, image, poetry, music, and live and spontaneous testimony from participants speaking truth to power 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, alternative fact, and fake-news, speaking truth to power is widely accepted to mean saying something to those in a position of trust or authority who don’t want to hear it.

Participants of all ages, beliefs, and backgrounds can take part in the event and will have up to five minutes to respond to the question before a live audience.

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. 

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 88 is the last surviving member of the Gang, and whose poetry Jeremy performs in the show as the real-life son of the Hackney Gang.

To take part sign up here

'The revolutionary potential of theatre at its best and most direct' Lyn Gardner, Guardian

'One of the most fascinating hours you will ever spend in the theatre' BBC Lancashire

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Studio

    PERFORMANCE DATES: Friday 26 April - Saturday 27 April 2019

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    TICKET INFORMATION: Adults £13 / £11 Concessions 

    To take part sign up here 

    BOOK TICKETS: Book online or call Box Office 0161 833 9833.


    Members get Priority Booking for each season as well as for additional events. You can find out about Membership here.

    With your support, we can make brilliant theatre, tell stories, nurture new talent, and help as many people as possible get involved. 

  • Creative Team
  • CREATED BY: Jeremy Goldstein

    VERSE BY: Henry Woolf

    DIRECTED BY: Jen Heyes

    PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Sarah Hickson

    BANNERS BY: Ed Hall

    MUSIC BY: David Bowie arranged by Sven Ratzke

    PRODUCED BY: Ruby Glaskin

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