Greg Wohead: Comeback Special

Co-commissioned by Shoreditch Town Hall
Council Chamber £12.50
Book Wed 17 May, 7.45 PM
Book Thu 18 May, 7.45 PM
Book Fri 19 May, 7.45 PM
Book Sat 20 May, 7.45 PM

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”
Whatsonstage

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.

Council Chamber £12.50
Book Wed 17 May, 7.45 PM
Book Thu 18 May, 7.45 PM
Book Fri 19 May, 7.45 PM
Book Sat 20 May, 7.45 PM
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