A Family Double Bill
Performers Michael Pinchbeck and Simon Bowes each bring their parents to work for this double-bill of distinctly personal performance, reflecting on family histories and the passing of time.
Michael Pinchbeck: The Post-show Party Show
Award-winning writer and performance maker Michael Pinchbeck takes his parents, Tony and Vivienne, on tour to recreate the post-show party where they met in 1970 after an amateur dramatic production of The Sound of Music.
Kings of England: Where We Live and What We Live For
In 2001, the father of artist Simon Bowes fell from a bicycle and forgot his name, where he was and where he lived. Performed by Simon alongside his 74-year-old father, Where we live and what we live for attempts to explore the passing of time and a world of forgotten people and things.
This carefully crafted assembly of personal history and stories meditates on love, loss, happiness and how to get better with age.
Co-commissioned by Nuffield Theatre Lancaster and BAC.
*A Night Less Ordinary - There are a limited number of free tickets available for this double-bill to those aged 16-25. Please contact the box office for further details.
This event is part of a collaboration with the Experimentality programme of Lancaster University's Institute for Advanced Studies - a year-long exploration of ideas and practices of experimentation in science and technology, the arts, politics, popular culture and everyday life.
Monday 9 November 2009 @ 8pm