Vertebra Theatre presents
by Eirini Dermitzaki & Mayra Stergiou
9th - 13th April
7:45pm (Saturday matinee & Q&A at 4.30pm)
Part of A PIECE OF THE CONTINENT
Where does the brain go before we die?
People say your whole life flashes in front of your eyes before you die but what happens when you have dementia? Where does the brain go before we die? Dark Matter is a devised puppetry performance, using Bunraku Puppetry, live microcinema and physical storytelling to dive into the universe of Alfie, an elder astrophysicist who lives with dementia. Star constellations and black holes merge in a race against the clock to discover meaning.
Dark Matter sold out performances at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 and returns to London before embarking on European Touring in 2019/20.
Vertebra Theatre is a London based ensemble of European theatre makers who devise performances stretching the boundaries between object theatre, dance and the visual arts.
Please note that there will be a post-show Q&A with the cast and creative team and Caroline Dent from Death Cafe after the matinee on 13th April. This will be free to matinee ticket holders.
Funded by Arts Council England
Puppeteer Adam Courting
Puppeteer Aurora Adams
Puppeteer Alicia Britt
Performer Piedad Albarracin Seiquer
Directed/conceived Mayra Stergiou
Writers Eirini Dermitzaki & Mayra Stergiou
Music Composer Gregory Emfietzis
Puppet Maker Kelly Frost
Dementia Consultant Professor Sebastian Crutch
***** 'Beautifully done' Fringe Review
**** 'Beautiful Visualisations' FringeGuru
**** 'Wonderful Production' LondonTheatre1
**** 'Excellent' Southside Advertiser
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the performance begins. We cannot guarantee entry to the performance once it has begun. The Actors Centre reserves the right to refuse entry.