Truth to Power Café

Truth to Power Café

Sat 16 November 2019

Autumn 2019 | Performance
London Artists Projects presents
Truth to Power Café

Truth to Power Café is a moving performance event mixing memoir, image, poetry, music, and live and spontaneous testimony from participants of all beliefs and backgrounds 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, 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.

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 89 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.

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

“Theatrical gold…compassionate heart” TheGAYUK ★★★★★

Participants are cast in advance and will be drawn from the radical imaginations, institutions and residents from within the many and varied communities of Liverpool. To sign up visit

Age Suitability: 14+ Occasional adult themes

Image courtesy of Kate Holmes


Created by Jeremy Goldstein
Verse Henry Woolf
Director Jen Heyes
Photography Sarah Hickson
Banners Ed Hall
Lighting Nigel Edwards
Music David Bowie & Sven Ratzke

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show details

Dates: Sat 16 Nov
Times: 7:30pm
Running time: 60 mins, no interval
Prices: £14 / £12 Conc.
£5 Creative Membership
Charges: £1.50 postage

Age Suitability: 14+ Occassional Adult Themes

Venue: Unity One