Eastern Star


In summer 1988, young BBC World Service reporter Christopher Gunness found himself at the centre of Myanmar's 'Students' Revolution - an event that brought Daw Aung San Suu Kyi onto the international stage.
Eastern Star at Tara Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Tara Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 11 September 2018
Closes: Saturday 29 September 2018
Running time:1 hr 15 mins
Age suitability: 11+

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Synopsis


In summer 1988, young BBC World Service reporter Christopher Gunness found himself at the centre of Myanmar's 'Students' Revolution - an event that brought Daw Aung San Suu Kyi onto the international stage.


His main source was lawyer U Nay Min, the chief architect of the Revolution.


When the protests were quashed by the military junta, Nay Min was incarcerated at the infamous Insein Jail while Gunness went on to professional success.


At the anniversary of the uprising decades later he manages to engineer a reunion meeting with a mysteriously reluctant Nay Min.


Despite their former friendship this turns out to be a difficult and painful encounter, fraught with guilt and recrimination, where old wounds are reopened and long hidden secrets revealed.


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 11 September 2018

Closes:Saturday 29 September 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 3-30pm

Thursday - 3-30pm (27 SEP)


Tickets


Standard:

£17.50 Full - Mon to Fri 7.30pm and 3.30pm


£25.00 Benefit Performance for Prospect Burma (charity no: 1167686) Tues 11 September 2018, 7.30pm


Concessions:

£13.50 Concessions - Mon to Fri 7.30pm and 3.30pm


£13.50 SW postcodes offer - All Mon and Tues performances


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Cast


U Nay Min: David Yip

Chris Gunness: Michael Lumsdem

Maya Tun Aung: Julie Cheung-Inhin

Jake Hansard: Patrick Pearson


Creatives


Author: Guy Slater
Director: Guy Slater
Designer: Elroy Ashmore
Lighting: Nicole Smith
Sound: Teresa Barlow
Production: Guy Slater and Tara Arts

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