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‘The dead are invisible, they are not absent’ St Augustine
Birth is a powerfully sensitive new piece of visual theatre about being on a precipice, losing and creating a new life.
Emily is six months pregnant when she reads her grandmother's journal.
Delving into the depths of her family history triggers a shift in her sense of reality, unveiling a legacy of unspoken tragedies, courage and unconditional love.
Established in 2009, Theatre Re is a London-based international ensemble creating thought-provoking and moving work. Its shows examine fragile human conditions in compelling, physical style, embracing mime, theatre and live music. Close collaborations with appropriate community groups and experts in different fields including science, philosophy and public health throughout the devising process play a crucial part in the development of its work. Its previous production, The Nature of Forgetting, which premiered at LIMF’17, has enjoyed continued success, touring widely both nationally and internationally including North and South America and China.
Birth was inspired by the field of psychogenealogy, Frida Kahlo and interviews with women. The live, original music score is by Alex Judd.
On Theatre Re's previous shows:
"Theatre Re creates an entrancing, poignant world" Edinburgh Spotlight
"Profoundly moving… An action-packed celebration of life" BBC Radio 4 Front Row
"An explosive, joyous celebration"
Exeunt (on The Nature of Forgetting )
"A visually stunning production you won’t soon forget"
Broadway World (on The Nature of Forgetting )
The List (on The Nature of Forgetting )
Presented by LIMF in association with
Shoreditch Town Hall
Conceived & Directed by Guillaume Pigé
Devised by the Company
With: Eygló Belafonte, Vyte Garriga, Alex Judd, Claudia Marciano, Charles Sandford, Andres Velasquez
Composer - Alex Judd
Lighting Designer - Dr Katherine Graham
Costume and Prop Designer - Malik Ibheis
Costume Maker – Amédine Bello
Dramaturg - Tamara von Werthern
External Curator - Reverend Professor June Boyce-Tillman
External Advisor - Josephine Tremelling
Philosopher - Dr Graeme Forbes
Neuroscientist - Professor Kate Jeffery
Photos - Richard Davenport, Carole Edrich, François Verbeek
Devising cast: Matthew Austin, Eygló Belafonte, Stefanie Bruckner, Vyte Garriga, Alex Judd, Claudia Marciano, Guillaume Pigé, Charles Sandford, Andres Velasquez and Louise Wilcox.
Funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
Co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival, The Point Eastleigh and South Hill Park.
Supported by Shoreditch Town Hall, The Lowry and the University of Kent