Jam sessions, patter with a Southern drawl, big dance numbers, and a bit of sweat: this is a re-enactment of Elvis Presley's 1968 Comeback Special. But not how you might expect.
What happens if the Comeback comes back? Like a half-remembered dream or two mirrors facing each other or repeating a word so much it loses its meaning. Comeback Special is a double negative. It’s not the original, but it’s not not.
Greg creates an echo of the original event coloured by reverberations of contemporary masculinity, visibility and desire; a peculiar kind of séance.
“By blurring the line between performers and their public, as well as the past and the present, Wohead creates a special bond”
★★★★ The Times
“Electric and ghoulish”
There will be a post-show Q+A with Greg after the performance on Thursday 18 May.
Suitable for ages 14+
Running time: 70mins
Co-commissioned by Shoreditch Town Hall, Theatre in the Mill and South Street Arts Centre. A Jerwood Charitable Foundation/Bristol Old Vic Ferment Commission. Developed at MAKE, Bios, Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre and the New Wolsey Theatre. Initially supported through a 2014 Dance and the Homemade Commission by Chisenhale Dance Space. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.