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Just Me You and The Silence

Charity Benefit reading

The Old Vic, The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
Tube: Waterloo/Southwark Box Office: 0844 871 7628,
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Buses: 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 211, 243, 341, 381, 507, 521

by Judy Adong will be at the Old Vic Theatre for a one night only on Sunday 4 November at 7.15pm. The Old Vic Theatre led by Artistic Director Kevin Spacey, has donated the venue for this event.

Kevin Spacey ‘This is an important piece that deserves to be heard’.

Just Me You And The Silence is set in Kampala, and follows the tragic story of Jacob Obina, an ambitious politician and family man. The play portrays the injustice and persecution gay and lesbian people suffer in Uganda, a country currently tabling a law dubbed 'Kill The Gays' which would see a punishment of life imprisonment and even death for certain homosexual acts.

The reading is directed by Patricia McGregor and co-presented by The Kaleidoscope Trust and Fuel| We Power Change. Just Me You and The Silence was developed with the support of the Sundance Institute and the Royal Court Theatre.

In July 2011 Judy Adong was the only African writer among 10 international writers to attend the Royal Court Theatre playwrights' residency where she developed Just Me, You and The Silence.

There will be a cast of eight. This will be the first public reading in London. There was a developmental reading in New York in 2011 and a secret reading in Kampala this year. The cast will include David Gyasi as Jacob Obina and Anna-Maria Nabirye as Mary Rose. David Gyasi will be seen in ‘Cloud Atlas’ with Tom Hanks and Susan Sarandon Spring 2013. His stage credits include as Captain Stewart in ‘War Horse’ at the National.

Patricia McGregor is a Harlem based director, writer, and deviser of new work. Recent directing credits include the world première of Katori Hall’s Hurt Village at New York’s Signature Theater Company. As Associate Director of Fela! on Broadway, she coached Patti LaBelle in the role of Funmailayo. She has worked at the NYSF Shakespeare in the Park, BAM, Second Stage, The Public and Lincoln Theaters.

Sunday 4 Nov, 7.15pm (running time 2 hours)
Tickets: £12 / £20 / £25 / £50 Proceeds go to support The Kaleidoscope Trust,

22 October 2012