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Just Me, You and The Silence, Old Vic Theatre, Sunday 4 November @ 7pm
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I am going to this this evening and I am very much looking forward to learning more about Uganda and how LGBT people are treated there. It should supplement very well the Call Me Kuchu film that I saw last week and that I will post about in due course.

Cut and pasted from the Old Vic Website:

What if seeing a play could change the world?

Fuel | We Power Change and Kaleidoscope Diversity Trust invite you to experience a very special benefit reading of Just Me, You and The Silence, the powerful new play by Ugandan writer Judy Adong about the harsh anti-homosexuality laws that divide her country.

Called the ‘kill the gays’ laws, Uganda’s pending legislation mandates life in prison – and even death – for certain homosexual acts. Uganda is not unique: around the world, there are 78 countries in which being gay is a crime. In 5 of these, death is the ultimate penalty.

Just Me, You and the Silence traces the rise of Jacob Obina, a proud, ambitious dreamer in Kampala who recognizes a golden opportunity when he lands a prestigious Parliament seat. Determined to milk it as his ticket to the presidency, he introduces a bill that divides a nation and catapults him into media stardom. But when a shocking secret is revealed, Obina is forced to choose between his lust of fame and his love for the person he cherishes most in the world.

Follow the link for all the details and to book tickets:
http://www.oldvictheatre.com/just-me-you-and-the-silence/

There is also a website for the play which is here:
http://www.thesilenceplay.org/#!home/mainPage

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