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Theatre & Drama

Friday 20
April 2012

The Box At The Met

£3 Concession

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Written by Lydia Besong and Directed by Magdalen Bartlett

Set in the Cameroon, Down with the Dictator is a timely piece exploring themes of power, political corruption and censorship in all its absurdity. It reminds us of the consequences to humanity and the reasons why many people all over the world are forced to flee from oppressive regimes.

The play was recently selected to perform as part of the prestigious COAST International Festival of Community Theatre in Bristol.

Down with the Dictator was written by Cameroonian playwright and community activist, Lydia Besong. Lydia and her husband Bernard Batey live in Bury and are fighting a high profile campaign to remain in the UK. The play is produced by Afrocats and is supported by Community Arts North West as part of their Exodus Greater Manchester Refugee Arts programme. (For more information please contact Katherine Rogers, Exodus Coordinator on 0161 234 2987)

There will be a post-show discussion at 8.30pm.

Supported by Arts Council England

Ages 12+