Matthew Hahn

Theatre Director
Theatre for Development Facilitator

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The Peacock Theatre Festival of Civil Liberties

Jethro Skinner in The Peace Police by Adrian Page

am producing a virtual theatre festival,
The Peacock Theatre Festival of Civil Liberties, as part of wider
against any such authoritarian creep in the UK and abroad.  The name of
the festival derives from the phrase that is used to describe the creep
currently occurring in Hungary under Viktor Orban.  As he explains, the
Peacock ‘Dance’ is his choreographed negotiations carefully executed
which is
intended to fool his counterparts across
the table.His ‘dance’ posits that after
removing 100% of our freedoms, gaining back 80% of these freedoms will feel
like ‘normalcy’ with scant realisation that the goalpost have moved.

For the online festival, I am seeking new or
previously produced work that addresses this or other such authoritarian creep
from the past.  As part of the festival, I am co-facilitating a workshop
at Monobox with actors that will explore this subject matter from a performer’s

Please be in touch if you would be interested in being involved in this

Penny Lisle & Lara Stoby in Cars by Peter Norgate



© Matthew Hahn 2020