A new show about how much past the present can usefully contain.
KEEP. at Battersea Arts Centre

Image by Lisa Heledd Jones


Genre: Drama
Venue: Battersea Arts Centre
Started: Tuesday 8 January 2019
Closed: Thursday 31 January 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available


A new show about how much past the present can usefully contain.

About rigor and generosity.

About postcards and hair pins and a certificate from Harry Ramsdens in Blackpool.

About how long it takes to stop noticing where you are.

About the compromise of a full life and the burden of a full heart and how it's impossible to know where looking back will lead.

About the task of being who we are without denying who we've been.

About the importance of regret and the possibility of hope and the delusional idea of starting again.

About all the books I've never read and all the jam I've ever eaten and the bags of torn tickets and the drawers of empty pens and the inevitable sadness of ever holding on to anything.

A show, in short, about the things in my house and the stuff in my head.

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Postal address:
Lavender Hill
London SW11 5TN

Box office tel: 020 7223 2223

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Previews from:Tuesday 8 January 2019

Closes:Thursday 31 January 2019

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm

Sunday - 2-30pm


£12 (tickets include a souvenir Phoenix programme worth £4)


Author: Daniel Kitson

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