From Friday 13 to Sunday 15 January 2023, the Théâtre des Capucins in Luxembourg-ville will be putting on 3 performances of the Englsih-language drama "The Nature of Forgetting"
Synopsis: Tom is living with early onset dementia. We meet him as he prepares for his 55th birthday party and past memories come flooding back. Theatre Re’s ensemble piece, conceived and directed by founder Guillaume Pigé, combines visual theatre with live music to convey Tom’s fractured recollections. Four performers work with minimal props to stage dramatically choreographed memories from Tom’s schooldays, while two musicians accompany them with a score by Alex Judd. Slowly a tale of friendship, love and guilt emerges from this powerful drama, which ultimately asks what is left of us when memories are gone. As research for the show, members of the UK-based Theatre Re worked with people living with dementia, their carers and a neuroscientist to explore what it means to forget. One of their discoveries is that surprisingly the onset of memory decline can offer the possibility to remember the past better – for a short while long terms memories, which had apparently been forgotten, become more vivid than ever before. They have used this phenomenon in the development of Tom's journey.
Introduction to the play by Janine Goedert 30 minutes before every performance (EN). Q&A after the second performance (14 Jan), in the presence of the scientist Deborah McIntyre & Michèle Halsdorf (ala), chaired by Janine Goedert, organised in collaboration with Jeunes Scientifiques Luxembourg.
- Fri 13 Jan @ 20:00
- Sat 14 Jan @ 20:00
- Sun 15 Jan @ 17:00
Tickets: €20, €15, €8 from www.luxembourg-ticket.lu.