Nola Rae18 - 20 Jan
To forget is to be unable to remember. It implies the loss of accessibility to a memory. It does not have to mean that the information is lost.
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.
Inspired by the work of theatre director Tadeusz Kantor, recent neurobiological research and interviews with people living with dementia, The Nature of Forgetting is a powerful, haunting and beautiful theatre piece about the inability to recollect a life and what is left when memory is gone…
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 - In Our Town
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 and theatre. Previous productions have toured widely following successful Edinburgh Fringe seasons.
"Superb… Full of fear and tenderness"The Stage (on Blind Man’s Song)
"Theatre Re creates an entrancing, poignant world and an hour spent in it seems all too brief"Edinburgh Spotlight (on Blind Man’s Song)
Conceived and Directed by Guillaume Pigé
Devised by the Company Performers & Musicians - Matthew Austin, Alex Judd, Keiran Pearson,
Guillaume Pigé, Eyglo Thorgeirsdottir, Louise Wilcox
Original Music - Alex Judd
Lighting Designer - Katherine Graham
Costume & Prop Designer - Malik Ibheis
Dramaturg - A.C Smith
Scientific Collaborator - Professor Kate Jeffery
External Curator - Andrew Visnevski
Assistant Producer – Bevin Ng
Set & Props maker – Tim Highman, Andres Velasquez
Devising cast: Matthew Austin, Malik Ibheis, Chris Jones, Alex Judd, Keiran Pearson,
Guillaume Pigé, Eyglo Thorgeirsdottir, Andres Velasquez, Louise Wilcox.
London International Mime Festival,
The Point Eastleigh, and
South Hill Park Arts Centre
Supported by Shoreditch Town Hall,
Lincoln Drill Hall and
Theatre Re is Associate Artist at The Point, Eastleigh
and South Hill Park Arts Centre, and a
Supported Company of The Greenwich Theatre.