Jericho's Rose from Althea Theatre
Friday 31 August 2018
London Fringe - Shows
Althea Theatre return to London, following their US tour, with Jericho's Rose at The Hope Theatre from 16 October to 3 November.
Image: Hope Theatre
Playing as part of The Hope Theatre's Winter season, Jericho's Rose is from award-winning company Althea Theatre who return to London following a US tour.
The show plays at Islington's "little theatre with big ideas" from 16 October to 3 November.
Jericho's Rose explores the experience of displacement from the dual perspective of a grandfather struggling with Alzheimer's and an artist struggling to stay in the UK.
The play is about searching for a home that can't be found and takes the audience on a breath-taking journey across continents to ask what happens when you can't remember where you belong?
Fresh from the Migration Matters Festival 2018, Jericho's Rose is a uniquely innovative and beautiful piece about the inescapable isolation of displacement and how identity is built around the home.
With discussions of borders never long out of the news and one in six people expected to develop dementia, Jericho's Rose empowers a stronger dialogue around the subjects of both immigration and Alzheimer's.
It weaves new writing and projections, movement, live music and loop-pedalled sound to create a unique tapestry of fragmented memories: the remembered, the forgotten and the rediscovered.
Speaking about her play, writer Lilac Yosiphon says ...
"My grandfather has the scent of the road.
I wrote this sentence, in Hebrew, over 12 years ago.
Three years ago this sentence found a home, in English, in a short play.
This was around the time my grandfather started to forget where his home was.
It then found a short home, in French, when I was in Paris after trying to apply for a British Artist's Visa.
And now, I use words from four different languages to speak of belonging, of where our mind resides and where our body lives.
Between memories and borders, between languages and passports, what is it or who is it that determines where's home?"
About the company
Althea Theatre is an international ensemble made of British and non-British actors and theatre-makers based in London who write and devise original theatre.
They were nominated for an Off-West-End Award for Best Ensemble in 2017 and One Last Thing (For Now) was selected as one of Theatre Weekly's Top 10 Off-West-End show for 2017.
By exploring national and international viewpoints, the company seeks to challenge issues prevalent in society today.
Previous shows have toured around the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, including a sold-out award-winning run at the San Diego Fringe in 2017.
London. Tel-Aviv. Paris. Baghdad. English. Hebrew. French. Arabic.
Two writers. Two generations. Searching for home.
This innovative and beautiful show invites the audience on a breathtaking journey into the past, present and future.
Fusing new writing, movement, live music and loop pedalled sound to create a unique tapestry of fragmented memories - remembered, forgotten and rediscovered again, Jericho's Rose empowers a stronger dialogue around the subjects of both immigration and dementia.
Jericho's Rose explores the experience of displacement from a dual perspective, a grandfather struggling with Alzheimer's and an artist struggling to stay in the UK.
What happens when neither can remember where they belong?
Author: Lilac Yosiphon, created by Althea Theatre
Composer: Sam Elwin
Director: Lilac Yosiphon, Mike Cole, Annie-Lunnette Deakin Foster
Lighting: Will Monks
Projections: Will Monks
Production: Althea Theatre
From: Tuesday 16 October 2018
Closed: Saturday 3 November 2018
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