Sat 30 Apr | 6pm | £10
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Written and performed by J. Fergus Evans. Music and performance by Rhiannon Armstrong.
A compelling exploration of family mythmaking and personal legacy, beautifully told by J. Fergus Evans using poetry, with atmospheric live folk music.
J. Fergus Evans uses poetry to respin a yarn told many times over, untangling old family stories and making peace with truths that lie buried in years past.
There was a song my mom used to sing to me, which her father sang to her. It may have been Irish (that’s where he came from) or even American (that’s where I come from). Or possibly Scottish (weird, because none of us are from Scotland). This show is for anyone who has ever tried to untangle a family anecdote, or wished they knew more about where they came from.
J. Fergus Evans is a poet and performer who weaves poetry, theatre, and installation into works rich in real experience and half-imagined fantasies and Previous work has included [IN] MEMORIAM a forest created from over a thousand donated sympathy cards and my heart is hitchhiking down peachtree street, an hour-long solo show designed to take place in broom cupboards and boiler rooms.
With live folk music performed by Rhiannon Armstrong.
Created in collaboration with Chris Goode (Men in the Cities) and incorporating movement by George Man (Translunar Paradise) the latest work from J. Fergus Evans reflects on the truths and untruths of second hand stories and familial legends, as he remembers a song passed through the generations of his own family.
Here’s what the press thought of the show:
“…Painfully, achingly full of love… Something all of us feel, and fear, about our family.” Exeunt
“Not just a show, its medicine for the soul.” The Londonist
“This show is simply incredible. It is intimate and touching… beautiful poetry and expert storytelling”. Theatre Fullstop
“An intimate, unrepeatable performance.” Everything Theatre
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Venue: Malt Room – unreserved seating
Age guidance: 12+
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