“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
Where art and science meet, Theatre Re’s The Nature of Forgetting bursts forth with creativity, joy, and heartache. Neuroscientist Kate Jeffery collaborated with director Guillaume Pigé for this London company’s moving exploration of the countless dimensions of memory and amnesia, linking science with real-life experiences in a captivating style that embraces mime, theatre, and live music. The Nature of Forgetting is the story of Tom, a middle-aged father who is struggling in the early stages of dementia. A life-affirming journey into a weakened mind as well as a shining celebration of memory and a life well lived, this “breathtakingly beautiful” piece shows us that broken or changed doesn’t have to mean defeated (The List, Edinburgh).
This performance will be presented in 75 minutes without intermission.
Co-commissioned by the London International Mime Festival, The Point Eastleigh, and South Hill Park Arts Centre. Funded by National Lottery through Arts Council England. Supported by Shoreditch Town Hall, Lincoln Drill Hall, Jacksons Lane and Haringey Council.