News: Amnesty & Guilty Feminist Team Up for Secret Policeman Shows

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Amnesty International UK and Deborah Frances-White of hit podcast The Guilty Feminist are launching a new Secret Policeman’s Tour and have announced three shows happening across the UK.

More than forty years since Amnesty’s first ever Secret Policeman’s event, the newly-revamped 2019 Secret Policeman’s Tour will see a host of comedians, musicians, actors, activists and inspiring speakers come together for three electrifying nights of comedy, music and discussion, all in support of human rights.

The tour will kick off on 5 June live at the Hackney Empire, hosted by Deborah Frances-White with guests including Sindhu Vee, Juliet Stevenson, Funmbi Omotayo, Grace Petrie, Desiree Burch, Jess Fostekew, Alison Spittle, Kemah Bob, Francesca Martinez and more.

On 24 August, the tour will come to the Edinburgh Playhouse, where Deborah Frances-White will be joined by guests including Rachel Parris, Nish Kumar, Phoebe Robinson from 2 Dope Queens, Sindhu Vee, Desiree Burch, Rosie Jones, Grace Petrie, Steve Ali, Jess Robinson, Siobhan McSweeney, Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Louisa Harland from Derry Girls. The third date and location is still to be announced.

Deborah Frances-White said: “We stand on the shoulders of Secret Policeman giants to see a spectacular view of a new British comedy landscape that includes, celebrates and amplifies the bristling talents of those with so many different life experiences, voices and ways of bringing their funny to stage. What a joy for Amnesty International and The Guilty Feminist to come together so those who share identities with the people whose human rights are most routinely eroded or stolen, can take the stage, take up space and create riotous and anarchic shows that demand better of the world.”

Kate Allen, Amnesty UK’s Director, said: “Since Amnesty’s first ever Secret Policeman’s Ball more than 40 years ago in 1976, lots has changed. We’re facing new human rights crises and fighting new battles to create a safer and more equal world. Yet people coming together to stand for what they believe in and celebrate human rights will always remain at our core. That’s why we’re so delighted to see the renowned Secret Policeman’s Tour return this year. In partnership with the fabulous Guilty Feminist podcast team, the shows are set to be an exciting celebration of the rights of people in all their brilliant difference.”

Deborah Frances-White announced the Secret Policeman’s Tour during a Gala Premiere screening of her award-winning film Say My Name at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square last night (23rd April).

Hackney Empire, Wednesday 5 June, Edinburgh Playhouse, Saturday 24 August, Third date and location to be announced, tickets:


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