History, History, History

rw1

Sunday 25 June 6.00pm

Broadway Cinema, 14 – 18 Broad Street, NG1 3AL

 Deborah Pearson in “History, History, History” 

Dur: 90m. Screening of live performance.

In 1956, there was a popular uprising against the USSR in Hungary. The battle was fought primarily from the Corvin Cinema, and the uprising led to one of the largest refugee crises of the twentieth century. In a live commentary screening of a 1956 comedy about football, scheduled to premiere at the Corvin Cinema the week of the uprising, Deborah Pearson unlocks a surprisingly personal story. A documentary, performed live, the performance runs the length of and is timed alongside the film, using interviews with the exiled screenwriter and people involved with the film to reflect playfully on immigration, suppression, and our personal links with history. This is a show for lovers of cinema, and for anyone who has stared at pictures of their ancestors a little too long.  With dramaturgy by Daniel Kitson, and outside eye work by Tania El Khoury and Laura Dannequin.

Developed in part at the National Theatre Studio.

★★★★★ ‘The show’s poignant humanity, its bittersweet reflections on the relentlessness of time and its potent blend of uplifting possibility and heartrending pathos make for an enchanting 90 minutes’ The Fix Magazine

Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions) Box Office: 0115 9526 611 or www.broadway.org.uk

 refugee week logo 3