Deborah Pearson: History History History (WTF)
Tickets for Deborah Pearson: History History History (WTF) at The Lowry
Wed 13 June 2018 | 8pm |PWYD – booking available from Wed 16 May
★★★★★ The Herald, Fix Magazine
★★★★ The Sunday Times, Reviewshub
In 1956, there was a popular uprising against the USSR in Hungary. The battle was fought primarily from the Corvin Cinema, and the uprising lead to one of the largest refugee crises of the twentieth century. In a live commentary screening of a 1956 comedy about football, scheduled to premiere at the Corvin Cinema the week of the uprising, Deborah Pearson unlocks a surprisingly personal story.
Using the film as material, Pearson creates a live documentary onstage. Her words form a counterpoint to the movie, fusing the political, the historical and the achingly personal. Riveting, haunting and ultimately inspiring, this is a show for lovers of cinema, and for anyone who has stared at pictures of their ancestors a little too long.
A live artist and playwright, Deborah Pearson’s work has toured to four continents and fifteen countries, and has been translated into five languages; she recently published ‘The Future Show’ with Oberon books. A founding co-director of UK artist collective Forest Fringe, Deborah has won awards for both her solo practice and her work with Forest Fringe.
Dramaturgy by Daniel Kitson.
Outside eye work by Tania El Khoury + Laura Dannequin.
A House on Fire commission with Culture Europe, co-produced by Theatre Garonne (Toulouse, France) + bit teatergarasjen (Bergen, Norway).
Developed in part at the National Theatre Studio.