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Theatre Re: The Nature of Forgetting

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Following more than 150 performances in sold-out venues across the globe, Theatre Re brings its explosive, powerful and joyous piece about what is left when memory is gone, back to the UK.

Tom is living with young onset dementia. We meet him as he prepares for his 55th birthday party and past memories spark into life, unravelling a story of friendship, love and guilt.

The Nature of Forgetting is a life-affirming journey into a weakening mind, where broken does not have to mean defeated, developed with UCL Neuroscience Professor Kate Jeffery and the Alzheimer’s Society,

Director Guillaume Pigé comments, “The Nature of Forgetting is not about dementia. It is about the fragility of life and that eternal ‘something’ we all share that is left when memory is gone.

Theatre Re are one of the UK’s leading visual theatre companies. They combine original live music with striking visual theatre to create world class, deeply moving, non-verbal productions about universal human challenges and the fragility of life.


Post-event discussion

On Tuesday 5 March, Dr Warren Donnellan will join dementia and Alzheimer’s researchers for a panel discussion following the performance. 


Non-members: £18 / Child £16
(each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee)

Members: £16.20 / Child £14.40

Young members: £10

Groups discount available, contact

‘Extraordinary… So special, so surprising… It’s magical’Sarah Jessica Parker

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Exquisitely beautiful and punishingly energetic… This is a special show’The List

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Renders superlatives near redundant… Utterly unmissable.’ The Edinburgh Reporter

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Incredible…The Nature of Forgetting is a powerful reminder of the beauty of mime.’GQ Magazine UK

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Breath-taking and bold… A must see.’Broadway World

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is a work of serious importance.’ThreeWeeks Edinburgh

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A joy to watch… Theatre Re has created something very special.’Reviews Hub

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A truly beautiful, emotionally charged piece of work.’EdFringe Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘One of those incredibly beautiful pieces of theatre you are likely to remember for a long, long time.’Theatre Weekly

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A production which is truly unforgettable.’Fringe Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A phenomenal example of true theatrical magic.’TheatreReview NYC

‘Profoundly moving… An action packed celebration of life’BBC Radio 4

‘Extremely profound, poetic and communicative’La Republica

Schools and groups discounts are available: £10 ticket each.

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