Eastern Star

A True Story Set During The Burma Revolution

Sun 8 Oct

Eastern Star

 

Produced and presented by Guy Slater

Hosted by The Cockpit


In 1988 Christopher Gunness, then a young reporter for the BBC World Service, found himself at the centre of the  Democratic "Students'" Revolution that brought Daw Aung San Suu Kyi onto the international stage. He became known as its “ voice”. His main source  - with whom he developed a close working relationship - was  the chief architect of the Revolution, a remarkable human rights lawyer called U Nay Min. When the revolution was savagely put down by the ruling military junta,Gunness - now not allowed back into Burma - went on to international success. Nay Min was arrested and incarcerated in the infamous Insein Jail for years. The two men did not meet until 25 years later. It was a fraught, painful reunion their former friendship deeply threatened by guilt and  anger - with dramatic revelations on both sides.
As well as being a powerful and  moving story the play asks the question - who writes history? The reporter or the activist?

CAST - (Subject to availability) David Yip, Vincenzo Nicloi, Julie Cheung-Inhin, Patrick Pearson
WRITER / DIRECTOR - Guy Slater

THIS PERFORMANCE IS A BENEFIT FOR THE EDUCATIONAL CHARITY "PROSPECT BURMA"

Running time is estimated at 1hr 20 mins.
After the performance there is a Wine Reception and a chance meet the cast and the real Christopher Gunness, one of the two main protagonists on whom the play is based.

Sunday 8th October - 7:30pm

Tickets:
Full price: £20.00 - To include Wine Reception