The Lady of Burma signs off to mark 65th birthday of Aung San Suu Kyi
Play on Burmese leader to take centre stage at Amnesty HQ
Amnesty International UK will play host to Liana Mau Tan Gould’s final British performance as the lead in The Lady of Burma on Thursday 24 June.
The play is based around the life of Aung San Suu Kyi, who celebrates her 65th birthday on Saturday 19 June, and will take place at 7pm at the Human Rights Action Centre.
The iconic Burmese leader has spent 14 of the last 20 years under house arrest and is the only Nobel Peace Prize winner who is also a political prisoner.
Liana’s powerful performance has already made sell-out appearances at the Old Vic in London, the Edinburgh Festival, the Riverside Studios and a national tour.
Liana Mau Tan Gould said: “It is vitally important to bring not only Aung San Suu Kyi's story but also the hardships endured by the Burmese people to as many people as possible.
“The play is not just about the political aspects of Burma but also a powerful story of the human condition.
“It has been an honour to have had the opportunity to bring this to the stage over the last few years. I am very pleased to be doing this piece once again to mark her 65th birthday. We must continue to keep up the momentum to ensure Burma is on the news agenda.”
The play’s writer Richard Shannon will be involved in a question and answer session after the performance.