People trafficking is one of the largest sources of income for organised crime

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime

1.2 million children are trafficked every year


The trafficking of humans for modern day slavery is a major problem today, both in Europe and beyond. Despite shocking statistics, convictions for trafficking and slavery are rare.  Victims too often remain voiceless with their stories concealed.

Transparent Truths exposes the individual lives behind this seedy world of exploitation through the power of live performance.  Integrating physical theatre, animation and a haunting new score the piece is both beautiful and shocking.

Transparent Truths has grown out of research carried out by members of Collective Encounters’ youth theatre. In 2011, they decided to explore the experiences of young people growing up in poverty around the globe.  This exploration led them to reading real-life testimonies from victims of slavery and uncovering a world of which they’d been previously unaware.

Transparent Truths is the story of young people living in poverty globally, told by young people, locally.


Tour dates

Thursday 2nd August: The Cornerstone Theatre
Liverpool Hope University, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool, L6 1HP

0151 291 3887 or


Friday 3rd August: Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, M15 5ZA

0161 232 6089 or


Saturday 4th August: The Lantern Theatre, 57 Blundell Street, Liverpool, L1 0AJ
0151 703 0000 or

All shows are FREE and start at 7.30pm.