Re-Member Me

Re-Member Me

Almeida Theatre · 19 MAR - 26 MAR

When award-winning performer and lip synch maestro Dickie Beau realised he might never play The Dane, he decided instead to turn himself into a human Hamlet mix-tape

Overview

He would channel audio recordings of great historical performances of theatre's most famous role, to "re-member" the ghosts of Hamlet from the past. Haunting the set of Robert Icke's Hamlet, this solo satellite show is the story of Dickie's failed quest to become the Über-Hamlet ... and why he got distracted on the way.

Part documentary theatre, part twenty first century séance, Re-Member Me is a personal adventure in cultural archaeology and a very contemporary ghost story. It is an ode to the impermanence of personhood, procrastination, and the presence of absence on the haunted stage.

Critic reviews

The show is gleefully gossipy – but it made me well up, too, as it magnifies the whispering ghosts of performance history and makes us contemplate our own mortality.

The Guardian

With a clutch of talking heads speaking through him, Beau pieces Charleson's performance together. It's a rather sublime gesture – one that holds a space to commemorate an actor who died too young to fulfil his potential

Whats On Stage

Date & time

Show ended
Sun 19 Mar & Sun 26 Mar, 6pm

Venue

Almeida Theatre
Almeida Theatre Islington N1 1TA London, UK · Get Directions
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