Our meeting on Wednesday June 13th is a special group outing to see two short plays which respond to human rights themes and form part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Mischief Festival. They will be staged at ‘The Other Place’ at 22, Southern Lane, Stratford on Avon. Group members are asked to buy their tickets for the evening performance in advance either from the RSC Box office or online. Seats are unreserved so if we arrive in good time we should be able to sit together. These plays are extraordinarily moving and directly relate to Amnesty concerns.
The plays are:
#WeAreArrested By Can Dündar Adapted by Pippa Hill and Sophie Ivatts
When a journalist receives a flash-drive containing critical evidence of illegal government activity, he is duty-bound to publish the story. But with the nation destabilised and divided, a sinister power is eroding the rule of law, and he soon finds himself risking everything for his profession.
#WeAreArrested is the true story of a journalist’s commitment to expose the truth in the face of huge personal risks. This deeply moving play is a tribute to the bravery of journalists under threat around the globe.
Day of the Living Created by Darren Clark, Amy Draper and Juliet Gilkes Romero Ayotzinapa, Mexico, 2014. Forty-three students are forcefully disappeared. No one is brought to justice. An anarchic, musical tribute to life and the Mexican spirit with urgent, global issues at its heart.
June 30 - July 1 Stratford on Avon River Festival on the Recreation ground.
Make sure to visit the Amnesty tent on this year's River Festival where we will have a range of exciting activities for children and adults. See you there!