Theatre Re
The Nature of Forgetting
Physical Theatre
21-24 Feb 2019
Theatre Re
The Nature of Forgetting
Physical Theatre
21-24 Feb 2019

© Danilo Moroni

© Danilo Moroni

© Danilo Moroni

© Danilo Moroni

Theatre Re
The Nature of Forgetting
Physical Theatre
21-24 Feb 2019
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Theatre Re
The Nature of Forgetting

Following a sell-out run at the 2017 London International Mime Festival, Latitude and the Edinburgh Fringe, Theatre Re brings 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.
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Following a sell-out run at the 2017 London International Mime Festival, Latitude and the Edinburgh Fringe, Theatre Re brings 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.
Friendship, love and guilt
An action-packed celebration of life

“Profoundly moving” BBC Radio 4
“Exquisitely beautiful and punishingly energetic” ★★★★★ The List
“An explosive, joyous celebration of remembering” Exeunt Magazine

★★★★★ The Edinburgh Reporter
★★★★★ Broadway World
★★★★★ Theatre Bubble
★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
★★★★★ Reviews Hub
★★★★★ EdFringe Review
★★★★★ Theatre Weekly

What’s left when memory is gone?

The Nature of Forgetting is a story about memory and one you won’t forget in a long time.

To forget is to be unable to remember; It doesn’t have to mean that information is lost. Tom turns 55 today. As he dresses for his birthday party, tangled threads of disappearing memories spark him into life, unravelling a tale of friendship, love and guilt.

This powerful, haunting drama explores what happens when we cannot recollect a life. Created in collaboration with distinguished London neuroscience professor Kate Jeffery and inspired by interviews and workshops with organisations such as the Alzheimer's Society, The Nature of Forgetting premiered with great success at the London International Mime Festival in 2017 and has been in high demand across the world ever since. Through powerful ensemble performance, dance, mime, live music and inventive staging, Tom’s memories of his childhood classroom home and wedding day all come to life in a visual language everyone can understand. This is physical theatre at its most eloquent and exhilarating. A story of joy and loss that will leave you uplifted.


Approx 1 hr 15 mins with no interval
Not suitable for ages below 12
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

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
François Verbeek

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
Introduction
Friendship, love and guilt
An action-packed celebration of life

“Profoundly moving” BBC Radio 4
“Exquisitely beautiful and punishingly energetic” ★★★★★ The List
“An explosive, joyous celebration of remembering” Exeunt Magazine

★★★★★ The Edinburgh Reporter
★★★★★ Broadway World
★★★★★ Theatre Bubble
★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
★★★★★ Reviews Hub
★★★★★ EdFringe Review
★★★★★ Theatre Weekly

What’s left when memory is gone?

The Nature of Forgetting is a story about memory and one you won’t forget in a long time.

To forget is to be unable to remember; It doesn’t have to mean that information is lost. Tom turns 55 today. As he dresses for his birthday party, tangled threads of disappearing memories spark him into life, unravelling a tale of friendship, love and guilt.

This powerful, haunting drama explores what happens when we cannot recollect a life. Created in collaboration with distinguished London neuroscience professor Kate Jeffery and inspired by interviews and workshops with organisations such as the Alzheimer's Society, The Nature of Forgetting premiered with great success at the London International Mime Festival in 2017 and has been in high demand across the world ever since. Through powerful ensemble performance, dance, mime, live music and inventive staging, Tom’s memories of his childhood classroom home and wedding day all come to life in a visual language everyone can understand. This is physical theatre at its most eloquent and exhilarating. A story of joy and loss that will leave you uplifted.


Approx 1 hr 15 mins with no interval
Not suitable for ages below 12
Cast and Creatives
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

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
François Verbeek

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