About the show:
“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 – Our Town
Part of British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2017 and following a sell-out run at the 2017 London International Mime Festival, Theatre Re presents a powerful, explosive and joyous piece about what is left when memory is gone. 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.
About Theatre Re:
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, theatre and live music.
The name of the company comes from the prefix ‘re’. It is the ‘re’ of re-discovering and re-imagining, breathing new life into what already exists. Since 2011, Theatre Re’s productions have engaged 121 artists, reached over 21 400 people and engaged 3113 participants. Theatre Re’s Blind Man’s Song and The Nature of Forgetting have both premiered as part of the London International Mime Festival (LIMF’15 and LIMF’17). The Nature of Forgetting was part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2017 and will tour extensively nationally (West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Lowry, The Gulbenkian, The Maclive, Tobacco Factory Theatres) and internationally (Brazil, Peru, USA, South-Korea, Taiwan, China, France) in 2018 and 2019. Theatre Re is an @Home Company at The Point, Eastleigh and an Associate Company at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell.
Previous productions include: The Nature of Forgetting (2017-2018), Blind Man’s Song (2015-2016), The Little Soldiers (2013-2014), The Gambler (2011-2013), Your Letter, At Last! (2009-2011) and gLoved (2009-2010).
Funded by Arts Council England.
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
Running time: 75 minutes / no interval Age guidance: 8 +
Conceived & Directed by Guillaume Pigé
Devised by the Company
Isabella / Sophie – Louise Wilcox
Emma / Mrs Denis - Eygló Belafonte
Mike – Matthew Austin
Tom – Guillaume Pigé
Multi-instrumentalist / Teacher – Alex Judd
Percussionist / Schoolboy – Chris Jones or Keiran Pearson
Composer - Alex Judd
Lighting Designer - Katherine Graham
Relighter & Company Stage Manager - Josephine Tremelling
Associate Lighting Designer & Stage Manager (LIMF 17 and Latitude) - Lucy Adams
Costume & Prop Designer - Malik Ibheis
Set & Props maker – Tim Highman, Andres Velasquez
Dramaturg - A.C Smith
Scientific Collaborator - Professor Kate Jeffery
External Curator - Andrew Visnevski
Photographer – Danilo Moroni
Graphic Designer – Rebecca Pitt
Devising cast: Matthew Austin, Malik Ibheis, Chris Jones, Alex Judd, Fred McLaren, Keiran Pearson, Guillaume Pigé, Eygló Belafonte, Andres Velasquez, Louise Wilcox.
Thank you to Helen Lannaghan, Joseph Seelig, James Pidgeon, Sacha Lee, Liz Wolton, Matthew Dwyer, Neil Webb, Ron McAllister, Mark Hooper, Adam Pownall, Simon Hollingworth, Stuart Cox, Jason Keen, Louisa White, Clive Lyttle, Elena Pippou, Yota Kondopoulou, Sean Levett, Elizabeth Palmer, Nuala Kiely, Charles Kenyon, Jim Horton, Caroline Cottrell, Andrea Carrington, Gordon Peters, James Cowling, Jack Judd, Sabrina Mahfouz, Cécile Bloy, Romain Pigé, Charlène Pigé, Jean-Paul et Michèle Pigé, Eddy and Danièle Bloy, Isabelle Bloy, Ramon Ayres, Roland Steichenberger, Veronica Dyas, the Brenier family, Jon Stoncato, Pauline Raineri and Léa Tirabasso. Thank you also to everyone at the Hail Mental Health Support Association, Saint Ann’s Library, Saint Ann’s Hospital Memory Service, the Haringey Older People’s Forum, the Haringey Dementia Café, the Alzheimer’s Society, and Homes for Haringey.