At the intersection of art and science, The Nature of Forgetting bursts with creativity, joy and heartache.
Collaborating with London neuroscientist Kate Jeffery, Theatre Re has created a moving articulation of the countless dimensions of memory and amnesia, linking science with real life experiences.
The Nature of Forgetting follows the story of 55-year old Tom, a man living with early onset dementia. On his birthday, we watch as he fights to keep his memories alive, and we are taken back to his school days, where he meets his future wife Isabella. Through a series of intense physical sequences, primarily made up of a theatrical dialogue spanning the intersection of mime and physical theater, we see Tom discover the innate, human sense of presence and belonging that will always survive even when memory is gone.
Speeding along in just over an hour and fifteen minutes, The Nature of Forgetting is nothing short of fast-paced, and its ensemble of performers must be commended for their relentless energy as they navigate the turbulent pulses of their vignettes of physical theatre. Bound together by both performative and design motifs, there is a real sense of slickness present within their work – and as a physical representation of the often chaotic fluidity of memory, The Nature of Forgetting works well.
The Nature of Forgetting
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