Wednesday 18 - Sunday 22 January 2023
7.30pm, 5pm on Sunday
£18 full price (£16 concessions)
Theatre & Performance
Following more than 150 performances around the world, Theatre Re returns to Shoreditch Town Hall with its explosive, powerful and joyous piece exploring what is left when memory is gone.
Tom is living with young onset dementia. We meet him as he prepares for his 55th birthday party and past memories come flooding back.
Developed with neuroscience professor Kate Jeffery and the Alzheimer’s Society, The Nature of Forgetting is a life-affirming journey into a weakening mind, where broken does not have to mean defeated.
As one of the UK’s leading visual theatre companies, Theatre Re combines original live music with striking imagery and action to create productions about universal human challenges and the fragility of life. The Nature of Forgetting premiered at LIMF’17.
BSL Interpreted Performance + Post-Show Discussion - Thursday 19 January
This performance will be followed by a discussion hosted by Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Executive Director James Pidgeon, with UCL Professor Kate Jeffery, Dementia UK Admiral Nurse Jules Knight and members from the Theatre Re creative team. Both will be BSL interpreted by Laura Goulden.
‘Profoundly moving... an action-packed celebration of life’
BBC Radio 4
'Extraordinary... So special, so surprising... It's magical'
Sarah Jessica Parker
'Extremely profound, poetic and communicative'
We will be taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of everyone in the building. Whilst at the Town Hall you must abide by all Covid-19 Safety Measures in place, which you can find here.
Conceived & Directed: Guillaume Pigé
Devised by the Company
Isabella & Sophie: Louise Wilcox
Emma & Mrs Denis: Eygló Belafonte
Mike: Calum Littley
Tom: Guillaume Pigé
Multi-instrumentalist & Teacher: Alex Judd
Percussionist & Schoolboy: Nathan Gregory
Composer: Alex Judd
Lighting Designer: Katherine Graham
Rehearsal Director: Eygló Belafonte
Relighter & Stage Manager: Josephine Tremelling
Sound Technician & Deputy Stage Manager: Benjamin Adams
Costume & Prop Designer: Malik Ibheis
Dramaturg: A.C. Smith
Scientific Collaborator: Professor Kate Jeffery
External Curator: Andrew Visnevski
Devisers: Matthew Austin, Malik Ibheis, Chris Jones, Alex Judd, Fred McLaren, Keiran Pearson, Guillaume Pigé, Eygló Belafonte, Andres Velasquez, Louise Wilcox.
Funded by National Lottery through Arts Council England
Co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival, The Point Eastleigh, South Hill Park Arts Centre
Supported by Shoreditch Town Hall, Lincoln Drill Hall and Haringey Council