presented by London International Mime Festival

Theatre Re: The Nature of Forgetting

Assembly Hall £18 (full), £16 (concessions)
Book Wed 18 January, 8pm
Book Thu 19 January, 8pm
Book Fri 20 January, 8pm

“There is something, way down deep that’s eternal about every human being... And that’s what’s left when memory is gone” Thornton Wilder in Our Town

To forget is to be unable to remember. It implies the loss of accessibility to a memory. It does not have to mean that the information is lost.

Tom is 55, today. As he dresses for his party, tangled threads of disappearing memories spark him into life, unravelling as a tale of friendship, love and guilt.

Inspired by the work of theatre director Tadeusz Kantor, recent neurobiological research and interviews with people living with dementia, The Nature of Forgetting is a powerful, haunting and beautiful theatre piece about the inability to recollect a life and what is left when memory is gone…

Established in 2009, Theatre Re is a London-based international ensemble creating thought-provoking, tangible and poignant work. Its shows examine fragile human conditions, in a compelling, physical style embracing mime and theatre. Previous productions have toured widely following successful Edinburgh Fringe seasons.

Theatre Re is Associate Artist at The Point, Eastleigh and South Hill Park Arts Centre, and a Supported Company of The Greenwich Theatre.

‘Superb… Full of fear and tenderness’ The Stage (on Blind Man’s Song)

There will be a post-show Q&A session with Theatre Re on Thursday 19 January from approx. 9.15pm – 10pm

To book for Theatre Re's workshop, Changing the Heartbeat, click here

Running Time: 75 minutes (no interval)
Age guidance: 8 +

Co-commissioned by the London International Mime Festival, The Point Eastleigh, and South Hill Park Arts Centre
Supported by Shoreditch Town Hall, Jacksons Lane, Lincoln Drill Hall and Haringey Council

Conceived & Directed by Guillaume Pigé
Devised by the Company

Performers & Musicians - Matthew Austin, Alex Judd, Keiran Pearson, Guillaume Pigé, Eyglo Thorgeirsdottir, Louise Wilcox

Original Music - Alex Judd
Lighting Designer - Katherine Graham
Costume & Prop Designer - Malik Ibheis
Dramaturg - A.C Smith
Scientific Collaborator - Professor Kate Jeffery
External Curator - Andrew Visnevski
Assistant Producer – Bevin Ng
Set & Props maker – Tim Highman, Andres Velasquez

Devising cast: Matthew Austin, Malik Ibheis, Chris Jones, Alex Judd, Keiran Pearson, Guillaume Pigé, Eyglo Thorgeirsdottir, Andres Velasquez, Louise Wilcox.

Assembly Hall £18 (full), £16 (concessions)
Book Wed 18 January, 8pm
Book Thu 19 January, 8pm
Book Fri 20 January, 8pm
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