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Belarus Protest and Performance Monday 28th March

Posted: 23/03/11
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Tags: London

David Lan, Young Vic, and Michael Attenborough, Almeida Theatre, are asking people to join them and thir company members in marching on Monday to support the Free Theatre of Belarus and Index on Censorship in their campaign to free all political prisoners.

They say:

"We work in a country that allows us to express ourselves. What is happening in Belarus is the equivalent of the coalition government arresting all the staff of the Almeida, or the staff of the Young Vic and their families having to be on the constant alert in case they are kidnapped.

The Belarus Free Theatre are part of a community of storytellers linked throughout the world. But they aren’t allowed to tell their story. Please help to tell it by asking your company members and anyone else who can draw attention to their cause to join the march on Monday 28th March at 5pm, at The HQ of Grayling PR (who are currently attempting to lure investment into Belarus), Portland House, Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5BH. At 5.30pm we will walk to the Houses of Parliament where the Belarus Free Theatre and Jude Law will perform their play ‘Generation Jeans’ in front of MPs and 100 friends to ask the government for their help.

In New York, The Public Theatre managed to get 30 Theatre companies and hundreds of theatre makers to stand up in support of our friends in Belarus. We hope to match that."

Please RSVP to freebelarusnow@youngvic.org if you can attend.