Image credit: Graham Denholm


Truth to Power Café

Date 17 Sept - 31 Oct
Location Touring
Date 17.09.2021
Time 7:30pm (AEST)
Location Adelaide Festival Centre
Date 23.09.2021 - 24.09.2021
Time 7:30pm (AEST)
Location Blacktown Arts
Date 01.10.2021 - 31.10.2021
Location Bunjil Place Ageing Positively Festival and Melbourne Fringe Arts Festival
Date: 17.09.2021 Time: 7:30pm (AEST)
Date: 23.09.2021 Time: 7:30pm (AEST)
Date: 24.09.2021 Time: 7:30pm (AEST)


Jeremy Goldstein’s Truth to Power Café is a profound theatrical reflection on loss, hope and resistance.

This internationally acclaimed performance and digital theatre event is told through memoir, poetry, image, music and film. It is a unique live and online meditation on time, place and community as participants from Kaurna, Dharug, Bunurong and Wurundjeri lands speak passionately from the truth of their lived experience, in response to the question: ‘Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?’

Truth to Power Café is inspired by the political and philosophical beliefs of Nobel prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter and his Hackney Gang. For sixty years the Gang maintained their belief in speaking truth to power and remained firmly on the side of the occupied and the disempowered and their allies.

“Heartfelt, passionate, and lovably odd” Michael Billington

“Theatre at its simplest and most direct” Lyn Gardner

“A truly global show that knows no borders…Truth to Power Café is part theatrical-performance, part memoir, part impassioned activism” Time Out

About the artist

London Artists Projects (LAP) was founded by Jeremy Goldstein in 2002 with a mission to speak truth to power to audiences hungry for live and authentic moments of joy, beauty and meaning. LAP champions under-represented voices and new forms of artistic and political expression through the co-creation of genre-busting interdisciplinary theatre with artists and participants worldwide. LAP projects have won six major theatre awards including Evening Standard, Scotsman Fringe First, BBC Audio Drama, h.Club and London Cabaret.

“Evocative theatrical wonderland.” Guardian

“Compelling and cathartic, dignified and passionate…the essence of live performance” The Queer Review

Creative Team

  • Created, written and performed by Jeremy Goldstein with Henry Woolf

    Digital theatre performance adaptated and directed by Jen Heyes

    Bunjil Place performance devised and directed by Jeremy Goldstein in collaboration with Jen Heyes

    Associate Directors: Anne-Louise Rentell (NSW) and Edwin Kemp Attrill (SA)

    Filmmakers: Takeshi Kondo for Man of the Tree (Australia); Rachel Davies and Daniel Saul for R&D Studio (UK)

    Banners: Ed Hall (UK)

    Photography: Graham Denholm, Kate Holmes and Ken Leanfore, (Australia); Darren Black and Sarah Hickson (UK)

    Video: Conor MacMahon (UK)

    Lighting: Nigel Edwards (UK)

    Soundtrack: Lewis Gibson (UK)

Image credit: Graham Denholm

Image credit: Graham Denholm