Wednesday 24 - Saturday 27 January 2024
£20; £17 concessions
This show contains strobe lighting, haze, loud music and heavy use of base
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Theatre & Performance
An ending. A beginning. A goodbye.
One man has twenty-four hours to perform his father’s funeral rites. This intimate, final ceremony brings to life a rich tapestry of shared memories and a complex relationship cut short by death. A powerful journey of love, loss, and what it means to be a parent.
Combining striking visual and physical storytelling with dynamic projection and a resonant soundtrack, internationally acclaimed theatre makers Ramesh Meyyappan and George Mann collaborate for the first time to create an epic non-verbal solo show.
Multi award-winning theatre company Ad Infinitum (Translunar Paradise ★★★★★ The Observer, Light ★★★★★ The Times) presents a bold new performance celebrating the transformative power of grief and ritual.
The performance includes a soundtrack with heavy use of bass so that it can be felt or heard by audience members.
Fri 26 Jan: Post-Show Q&A (BSL Interpreted)
After the performance of Last Rites on Friday 26th January, join Ramesh Meyyappan, co-creator and performer of Last Rites, in a post-show discussion with artist and theatre maker David Ellington. Scroll down to read Ramesh and David's full bios. Find out more about his experience of making the show and the inspiration behind its creation. This event will be in BSL and translated by BSL interpreters into spoken English.
A BSL video with captioning in English:
Video by David Ellington, music by Tayo Akinbode
Ramesh Meyyappan is a theatre maker who develops performances using an eclectic mix of visual and physical theatre styles. Something of a pioneer, Ramesh has continually explored visual styles that allow him to make work entirely accessible while raising awareness of deaf performers and directors. Over the years, his solo performances and collaborations have toured nationally and internationally to much critical acclaim.
David Ellington is a performer, artist and theatre maker. His roles have been diverse, including film, theatre, television drama, and presenting since 1997. David has always enjoyed creative works including TV and film making projects, and theatre workshop projects.
Last Rites is made possible through funding from Arts Council England and co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival and Derby Theatre.
Rehearsal Images - Credit: Camilla Adams