Photo Flash: Ian & Victoria Hislop Attend EASTERN STAR Press Night At Tara Theatre
Tara Theatre in London has dedicated a three-week run of Eastern Star, a play about freedom of expression in Myanmar to the two Reuters journalists, U Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, given seven-year prison sentences in Yangon, for 'violating a state secrets act'. This news comes shortly after the 30th anniversary of the 1988 student uprising against the military dictatorship in Burma (now Myanmar) on 8th August.
Ian and Victoria Hislop attended the press night as the play is about their best friend Christopher Gunness. They both attended Oxford University with Chris, and Ian attended prep school with him. Chris was even Ian's Best Man when he married Victoria.
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Eastern Star is based on the true story of the relationship between a BBC World Service journalist, Christopher Gunness (Michael Lumsden) and a Burmese human rights lawyer, U Nay Min (David Yip), with the latter acting as the 'architect' of the 1988 Burmese student revolution, and the former serving as its 'voice'.