Monday 24 - 31 August
Monday 1 September - Sunday 25 October
Various from 6pm (Mon - Fri)
Various from 12pm (Sat - Sun)
£15 - £25
Theatre & Performance
The Ditch, Council Chamber & Mayor's Parlour
A young woman enters a hotel. She is magnetic and compelling, yet strangely detached, as if in a dream; she knows everyone, yet is utterly alone; she has many lovers, but loves no one; she is 18 years old - or is she 80?
ABSENT is partly inspired by The Duchess of Argyll's residence at a central London hotel from the 1970s until the 80s, when she was finally evicted, having run out of friends and credit.
Threading its way through the maze-like basements of Shoreditch Town Hall, ABSENT will create a multi-layered journey mixing film, installation and a haunting soundtrack by Lapalux to create an increasingly labyrinthine dream world that merges past, present and future.
Shoreditch Town Hall, LIFT and Left Coast
Arts Council England