Down with the DictatorPosted by Community Arts North West on 4th April 2012
Tickets: £5 / £3 concessions
Lydia Besong’s latest play, Down with the Dictatoris coming to Greater Manchester following two successful performances as part of the COAST International Festival of Community Theatre.
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 delivers a strong and moving account of the impact of dictatorships in the world today and reminds us of the consequences to humanity and the reasons why people all over the world are forced to flee from oppressive regimes.
Down with the Dictator was written by Cameroonian playwright and community activist, Lydia Besong. Lydia and her husband, Bernard Batey are currently fighting a high profile campaign to remain in the UK which has attracted local and national support and has been endorsed by leading writers and actors in the UK including War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, Hanif Kureishi and Monica Ali.
The play is produced by Afrocats and is supported by Community Arts North West as part of their Exodus Greater Manchester Refugee Arts programme. The play is supported by Arts Council England.