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The Lady of Burma


The Lady of Burma
by Richard Shannon
with Liana Mau Tan Gould as Aung San Suu Kyi
directed by Richard Shannon and Owen Lewis

The inspirational true story of Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi is told in this compelling solo performance about the life of the only Nobel Peace Prize winner who is also a political prisoner. Despite being the democratically elected leader of the country, Burma's military junta have kept Suu Kyi under house arrest for over a decade.

This powerful performance has already been made sell-out appearances at the Edinburgh festival and the Old Vic in London. Regardless of what you know or think about Burmese politics, this show is an unmissable hymn to the power of the human spirit in the quest for freedom.

'Personal and political have rarely been so ferociously connected... Gould delivers with incendiary force.' The Times

'A clever, effective script that requires little in the way of prior knowledge of Burma to thoroughly entrance you.' Metro

'Rarely is a show so powerful.' The Independent

Note: Although this actress is apparently from South East Asia, she is not Burmese and therefore some of her pronunciation is not truly accurate. However, this does not detract from her performance.

You don't have to download all 6 parts before you can start listening, although it's better to have the whole set of 24 MP3s so that you can listen to the whole play from start to finish.
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