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We Are One fundraising performance of tribal prose and poetry at Apollo with West End stars 18 April 2010
A fundraising evening in aid of Survival International, We Are One, a celebration of tribal peoples’, will be at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue on Sunday 18 April 2010, created and directed by Mark Rylance.
The evening will be a performance of tribal prose and poetry from some of the UK and Hollywood’s leading actors and musicians including Julie Christie, Mackenzie Crook, Sinead Cusack, Colin Firth, Emilia Fox, Michael Gambon, Sophie Okonedo, Mark Rylance, Danny Sapani, John Sessions, Kevin Spacey, Juliet Stevenson, Ken Stott, Zoe Wanamaker, James Wilby. (cast subject to availability!)
There will also be a performace by Bruce Dickinson, Jon Lord, Ian Paice.
This unique theatrical event is inspired by the words and images of tribal peoples featured in the recently published book ‘WE ARE ONE a celebration of tribal peoples’, created and edited by Jo Eede and published by Quadrille Publishing, to mark the 40th anniversary of Survival International.
Survival International is a human rights organization that campaigns for tribal peoples, helping them to protect their lives, lands and futures.
Mark Rylance has been a supporter of Survival for many years. He said: ”As a child, I was enriched and inspired by the lives and stories of the world's tribal peoples. As an adult, I have also been inspired by the ceaseless work of the organization Survival International, and their movement to protect these tribes - from the rainforest of the Amazon to the icy reaches of the Arctic...To celebrate 40 years of Survival's work and enjoy the beauty of the spoken word from such rich oral cultures, I am gathering my friends from the theatre on the set of Jerusalem for a wonderful spring afternoon of eloquent recitals and stunning images from 'We are One’."
Ticket prices: £20, £35, £50, £100
(£100 includes an invitation to the after-show party).
Telephone: 0871 297 0741