Rebecca Peyton: ‘Sometimes I Laugh Like My Sister’

Talk July 23, 2010 7:00 PM

On 10 February 2005 BBC journalist Kate Peyton was murdered in Mogadishu, Somalia. For several days afterwards, her death dominated the international press. But within less than a week Kate Peyton’s name was out of the headlines and almost forgotten;  just another tragic victim of the journalistic struggle to report from the world’s battlegrounds.

Kate Peyton’s younger sister Rebecca Peyton will be at the Frontline Club to perform her one-woman show, directed by Martin M Bartelt, which invites us into her post-Kate world: Rebecca’s life goes on, changed forever, but it goes on.

A story about politics, journalists and death, told through the eyes of Rebecca. It features racism, press freedom and human rights, and introduces the new etiquette which consists of discussing death at dinner parties, suffering at soirees and grief at gatherings.