You don’t belong here. You have somehow blagged your way in to a party you don’t have an invite to. They all know, they’re just not saying it. You are the Elephant in the room.
The BNP in the 80’s, broken eggs, water fights, class struggles, biting, Brexit and juggling in the rain all sit very un-neatly in this one man exploration of what it is to be judged and to be judgemental.
A show with lots of talking which is probably not for the whole family.
This is a show in development and we are looking for residencies, development partners and tour dates in 2019. We have been supported by Stratford Circus, ARC Stockton, Proteus, and The National Centre for Circus Arts.
What audiences think so far.....
“Amazing. Lovely, rich and visceral”
“Intense as well as shocking. Very well executed”
“It was like when you spend that first night chatting to a new friend”.
“I like hearing about addiction, otherness and class anger – it resonates with my story and I never see my story in theatre”.
A man is forced out of his home, leaving his friends, family and community. He chooses 10 of his most treasured possessions to take with him to remind him of the life he is leaving behind.
Using humour, stories and circus, this fiercely energetic show looks at what it means to be pushed out of what we know to an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar faces.
Memory Man was commissioned by The Basingstoke Festival and Supported by Arts Council England. The initial production was directed by John Wright and designed by The Flying Butresses.
There will be further development on Memory Man in 2018 with support from Applause Rural Touring.
Cast: Kaveh Rahnama.
Director: John Wright; Designers: The Flying Butresses