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The Nature Of Forgetting (Theatre Re)

By | Published on Friday 11 August 2017

Rarely does a work of theatre explore the inner mental world with the level of clarity and depth that can be found in ‘The Nature of Forgetting’. The performance builds up to the 55th birthday of the central character, Tom. While getting dressed he is assaulted by memories and succumbs to the visual storm. Featuring no lines of substantial dialogue, the performers conjure images of filmic majesty, coupled with live music to guide the audience’s emotions. The use of live music here is essential, as it ties together the intangibility of sound with that of memory, allowing the two musicians to conduct this fantastical journey, while the physical routines are intricate and executed flawlessly. This is a work of serious importance.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [James Napleton]