The Nature of Forgetting (working title)

R&D in 2016

Funded by National Lottery through Arts Council England

Co-commissioned by the London International Mime Festival & South Hill Park Arts Centre

Supported by Jacksons Lane, Shoreditch Town Hall, Lincoln Drill Hall, The Point Easleigh and Haringey Council.

« We all know that something is eternal. And it ain’t houses and it ain’t names, and it ain’t earth, and it ain’t even the stars... Everybody knows in their bones that something is eternal, and that something has to do with human beings... There is something, way down deep that’s eternal about every human being... And that’s what’s left when memory is gone. »

This quote from Thornton Wilder’s Our Town alludes to what we want to portray through The Nature of Forgetting.

To forget means to be unable to remember. It implies the loss of accessibility to a memory, however it does not necessarily mean that the information is lost. Through the portrayal of one man’s inability to recollect his life, and building on recent neurobiological discoveries and interviews, we are developing a visually stunning, moving and intimate piece of theatre about what is left when memory is gone.

Creative team:

Conceived and Directed by Guillaume Pigé

Devised by the company

Performers: Malik Ibheis, Alex Judd, Guillaume Pigé, Eyglo Thorgeirsdottir, Andres Velasquez, Louise Wilcox, Chris Jones.

Original music: Alex Judd

Lighting Designer: Katherine Graham

Costumes & Props Designer: Malik Ibheis

Text: Sabrina Mahfouz

Dramaturge: A.C. Smith

Scientific Advisor: Kate Jeffery

External Curator: Andrew Visnevski

External Advisor (of HAIL Mental Health Support Association): Nuala Kiely

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