Royal Court to stage reading at Global Summit to End Sexual ViolencePublished on Tue 10 Jun 2014
Royal Court Theatre to stage reading at Global Summit to End Sexual Violence
The Royal Court Theatre will present a staged reading of a new play by Diana Nneka Atouna set in the Liberian Civil War as part of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict on 10-13 June 2014 at ExCel London.
First time writer Diana Nneka Atouna won the 2013 Alfred Fagon Award for her play Liberian Girl, while still unproduced. She attended the Royal Court’s Peckham Writers Group, as part of Theatre Local – the Royal Court’s project to take plays to alternative spaces, sponsored by Bloomberg.
Foreign Secretary William Hague and Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, will co-chair the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.
It will be the largest gathering ever brought together on this subject, with a view to creating irreversible momentum against sexual violence in conflict and practical action that impacts those on the ground.
Liberian Girl appears as part of a free public events programme, which includes film, discussions and performances.
Notes to Editors:
For further information on Liberian Girl or the Royal Court Theatre, please contact Anna Evans 020 7565 5063 [email protected]
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For press enquiries on the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, call 0207 008 3100. Visit https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/sexual-violence-in-conflict