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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Internal News - 27 March 2007

New play tells the story of Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar (Burma), and a noted prisoner of conscience, is the focus of a new play. Aung San was awarded an Honorary Degree from the University in 1998.

The Lady of Burma is a one-woman play, which focuses on the story of Aung San Suu Kyi – whose party won an overwhelming election victory in Burma but has spent a total of twelve of the past nineteen years under house arrest.

The play, written and directed by Richard Shannon, is described as "a powerful evocation of one of the world’s most important political figures and Nobel Laureate – a woman who has refused to endorse violence as a means of change and who has never given up hope that democracy can be restored to one of the most oppressed people in the world."

All profits from the play will be donated to Prospect Burma, Aung San's adopted charity. It will be shown at the Athenaeum Centre in Warminster on Friday 11 & Saturday 12 May, doors opens at 7pm. Tickets cost £10 and can be booked by calling 01985 213891.