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April 4 to 15 2018
Truth to Power
  • Mon 9 Apr 2018

    Wed 11 Apr 2018
  • Truth to Power, The Avenue, Gold Coast
  • Festival 2018
  • Free, bookings required.
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Theatre Australian premiere

Truth to Power Café | Jeremy Goldstein for London Artist Projects (UK)

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

Over three nights, and before a live audience, 18 Gold Coast participants of all ages, beliefs and backgrounds have five minutes to respond to the question: Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them? 

Speaking truth to power has its origins in anti-war pacifism, but is now widely accepted to mean saying something to those in authority or position of trust who don’t want to hear. 

Is it to your parents, a sibling, a politician, lover, landlord, neighbour, sports trainer, carer, religious leader, boss, banker or simply your best friend? 

It’s time to tell them the truth before it’s too late.

"The revolutionary potential of theatre at its best and most direct." The Guardian, UK.

To tell your truth and participate in Truth to Power Cafe, register now.

To be part of the audience, tickets are free, bookings are required.

Ticketing for the Avenue:

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  • The Avenue is a licensed venue.
  • Minors (under 18yrs) must be accompanied by a parent and a parent only, and are only permitted onsite until 5pm.
  • Limit 4 tickets per booking.
  • Please arrive 20 minutes prior to the show.

This event is also being held at the Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall on Saturday 14 April, see Bleach* Festival.

About the creator:
Jeremy Goldstein is a multi-award-winning creative producer and writer whose work has been described as an ‘evocative theatrical wonderland’ (Guardian). In 2000 he founded London Artists Projects with a mission to speak truth to power for audiences hungry for live and authentic moments of joy, beauty and meaning. He has commissioned and produced shows with many celebrated artists, and has won numerous awards including Evening Standard, Herald Angel, Scotsman Fringe First, London Cabaret and BBC Audio Drama Awards. In 2012 Jeremy was named in Time Out as among the 100 most influential people in UK culture for ‘proving political theatre can be fun and outrageous’.

Presented by Festival 2018.

Mon 9 Apr 2018 — Wed 11 Apr 2018
Mon 9 Apr, 03:00pm - 04:00pm
Tue 10 Apr, 03:00pm - 04:00pm
Wed 11 Apr, 03:00pm - 04:00pm
Free, bookings required.
Truth to Power, The Avenue, Gold Coast

-28.0013712, 153.4299087

3-15 Orchid Avenue
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Accessibility information

Wheelchair accessible

Truth to Power will include Auslan translation.


Jeremy Goldstein for London Artists Projects.

Created and hosted by Jeremy Goldstein
Verse by Henry Woolf
Directed by Jen Heyes
Photography by Sarah Hickson
Banners by Ed Hall
Music by David Bowie arranged by Sven Ratzke
Associate Director (Australia) Liam Mathers
Photography (Australia) Cameron Brunt

Presented in association with Index on Censorship and supported by Arts Council England and British Council Artists’ International Development Fund.