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Truth to Power Café

Created and performed by Jeremy Goldstein Verse Henry Woolf Director Jen Heyes Photography Sarah Hickson Banners Ed Hall Lighting Nigel Edwards Music David Bowie arranged by Sven Ratzke Producer Ruby Glaskin

Truth to Power Café is an international performance event mixing memoir, image, poetry, music, and live and spontaneous testimony from participants speaking truth to power.

Speaking truth to power is a non-violent form 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. 

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. 

To take part sign up via the open call for participants:

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

“the most fascinating hour you will ever spend in the theatre” BBC Lancashire


Complimenting the performance is an exhibition by Ed Hall, the UK’s leading banner maker for the trade union movement. This collection of banners will for the backdrop for ‘Truth to Power Cafe’.

Exhibition runs Mon 1 July - Sat 6 July, 10am - 5pm.  


Tickets £10

Please note, tickets purchased seven days in advance can be posted to you, but may incur a small fee. Alternatively tickets can be collected from the Box Office during opening hours or prior to the event or performance.