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Tonight, there’s a pub quiz and the winner gets a cash prize.

With just a table, chairs and glasses, four performers peel away the layers to uncover the real meaning of poverty.

There are currently nearly 700 million people living in poverty. This doesn’t just mean they are poor. There are other necessities they are lacking. This could be food, fuel, sanitation, healthcare, clean water, education, a means of employment or a roof over their heads.

Written by Gareth Cook, this short piece, performed both live and for film, is an original and stimulating look at multidimensional poverty.

POVERTY ON THE TABLE was commissioned by OPHI (Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative).

Devising Performers
Alexander Luttley
Daisy Morris
Anja Meinhardt
Josh Ward

Film Maker
Ben Johnston

Gareth Cook

Composer & Sound Designer
Jon Ouin

Miranda Laurence

Artistic Director
Anja Meinhardt

Costume Designer
Suzie Burlton

Ben Johnston, John Cairns


15 May 2015 – Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

10 June 2015 – Magdalen College, Oxford