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Truth to Power

We are delighted to take part at Truth to Power Cafe at the Roundhouse, London on the 30-31st October:

Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?

That’s the question award-winning theatre maker Jeremy Goldstein will pose to up to 20 participants in his ‘Truth to Power Café’ this autumn.

This new international performance event is intercut with monologue, poetry, image, music, memoir and live and spontaneous testimony from participants rising up in the name of free speech and political activism.

Over these two shows appearances from participants include Activist of the Year Dan GlassOtto and Ruby of the Radical Beauty Project; Artsadmin artistic director Judith Knight; artists Xavier de Sousa and Reece Lyons; journalist and co-founder of Justice for Women Julie Bindel; and Holocaust survivor Ruth Barnett

Roundhouse Resident Spoken Word Artists Katie GillChifa KChloe Florence and Tatenda Matsvai will also be saying their piece. 

Full details of the participants are listed below, please note the line-up is subject to change.

the revolutionary potential of theatre at its best and most direct

the Guardian

Speaking truth to power has its origins in the anti-war movement, and is now widely accepted to mean saying something to those in authority or position of trust who don’t want to hear it. Is it to your parents, a sibling, politician, lover, landlord, religious leader, boss, banker or simply your best friend? It’s time to tell them the truth before it’s too late.

Creator and Host: Jeremy Goldstein Verse: Henry Woolf Director: Jen Heyes Photography: Sarah Hickson Lighting: Nigel Edwards Banners: Ed Hall Music: David Bowie and Sven Ratzke



Chairman Kato Artist, musician and activist

Dan Glass Writer and activist

Judith Knight Founder and artistic director, Artsadmin

Katie Gill Roundhouse Resident Artist

Laura Godfrey-Isaacs Artist, activist and midwife

Leon Fleming Playwright

Otto of Radical Beauty Project

Reece Lyons Artist, Activist and Roundhouse Poetry Slam 2018 runner-up

Xavier de Sousa Performance maker, curator, producer


Chifa K Roundhouse Resident Artist

Chloe Florence Roundhouse Resident Artist

Dan de la Motte Performer, activist and Creative Climate Leader

Julie Bindel Journalist, writer and co-founder of Justice For Women

Rakaya Fetuga Roundhouse Resident Artist

Ruby for Radical Beauty Project

Ruth Barnett Writer and Holocaust survivor

Stephen Laughton Playwright and filmmaker

Tatenda Matsvai Roundhouse Resident Artist

Vijay Patel Performance artist