A Place at the Table
Created in response to the death of Charlotte Wilson, a school-friend of the director, at the
hands of the PALIPEHUTU-FNL, this is a powerful, thoughtful, theatrical response to the ongoing
troubles in Burundi, Rwanda and the African Great Lakes Region. Each audience member
is invited to take a place at a table alongside the performers and to eat, drink and join a
remarkable, moving act of shared remembering and questioning.
This uniquely intimate and immersive performance explores the shockwaves from the 1993
assassination of Burundi’s President Ndadaye backwards through colonialism to ancient legend
and forwards to the Rwandan genocide and on-going conflict in the Democratic Republic of
Drawing on sources ranging from original interviews with refugees and campaigners to UN
Reports, this bold and original event takes visual and verbatim theatre to new places, to create a
unique theatrical experience that explores the subtle and dangerous relationships between history, myth, identity and violence.
Info: A Place at the Table is at the Amnesty International UK's Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA from 14 - 19 Jan 2013 | Book online at: apattamnesty.ticketsource.co.uk
Review, A Place at the Table, 2011
Review, A Place at the Table, 2009