When: 6th March – 15th June 2018
Where: Across the UK
£: Ticket prices vary, depending on the venue
What is it?
Following a successful run at Edinburgh Fringe 2017, Theatre Re’s The Nature of Forgetting will be touring the UK, from 6th March to 15th June.
The Nature of Forgetting is a powerful, explosive and joyous piece about what is left when memory and recollection are gone.
Tom has just turned 55. As he dresses for his birthday party, tangled threads of disappearing memories spark him into life, unravelling as a tale of friendship, love and guilt.
This ambitious project with actors, mimes and musicians has been created in collaboration with UCL Neuroscience Professor Kate Jeffery and inspired by interviews and workshops with organisations such as the Alzheimer’s Society. While the medium of performance may be an unusual resource for the transmission of science, it shines a light on issues around memory, offering a new perspective.
The development process for the production lasted for 16 months, funded by Arts Council England. The piece is co-commissioned by the London International Mime Festival, The Point and South Hill Park.
The tour dates are as follows:
6th – 9th March at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UP
24th – 28th April at Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old St, London EC1V 9LT
1st May at The Quarry Theatre, 26 St Peters St, Bedford MK40 2NN
3rd May at South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
9th May at Norwich Playhouse, 42-58 St Georges St, Norwich NR3 1AB
10th – 11th May at Connaught Theatre, Union Pl, Worthing BN11 1LG
19th May at The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1QE
27th May at Fwrnes, Carmarthenshire Theatre, Park St, Llanelli SA15 3YE
31st May – 3rd June at The MAC, 10 Exchange Street West, Belfast BT1 2NJ
6th June at The Courtyard Theatre, Penhaligon Way, Hereford HR4 9YJ
8th – 9th June at Tobacco Factory Theaters, Raleigh Rd, Bristol BS3 1TF
12th – 13th June at The Lowry, The Quays Theatre, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ
15th June at The Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Rd, Didcot OX11 7NE
Established in 2009, 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.
More info: www.retheatre.com