Something else for those in London, in or around Camden Town on the evening of Sunday 18 October, to look forward to.
To mark Belarus Free Theatre’s tenth anniversary, David will feature in Staging a Revolution: I’m with the Banned at KOKO, sharing the stage with artists from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, all of whom have experienced persecution and intimidation for speaking out in defence of their political and religious freedoms.
The most famous of these, of course, being Pussy Riot. Three members of the feminist punk group were put on trial in 2012 accused of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred or hostility” – to which they pleaded not guilty – after a video they made of themselves performing in balaclavas in front of the altar of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, calling on the Virgin Mary to remove Vladimir Putin from office, proved hugely controversial (an unforgivable blasphemous act in the eyes of the Russian Orthodox Church, whose alleged corruption the band had also highlighted), and led to one of the most divisive court cases in living memory. “Offensive to believers” and “a crude violation of the social order,” the judge had argued that the band’s feminist beliefs were part of encouraging religious hatred.
They were found guilty and jailed for two years. Protests in support were held around the world.
Tickets are available here, priced £28.12 and limited to eight per person. You can also purchase tickets directly from the venue’s Box Office, which are not subject to any booking fees if you pay in cash.
Please note before you buy that you must be 14 and over, with anyone under the age of 16 accompanied by an adult. Do take along ID, as it may be checked on the door.
Please also be advised that there are no parking spaces on the roads around the venue, nor any off-street parking. A list of nearby car parks is rather helpfully provided, along with a list of hotels should you need one, here. There is plenty of space to park your bicycle in front of the venue, however.
For those using public transport, the venue is right opposite Mornington Crescent Tube station – on the Northern Line.