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" AND THE "BRITAIN - BURMA SOCIETY"
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