Who Do We Think We Are?
by Sonja Linden and the company
“a beautifully crafted evening of unusual warmth and interest” The Observer
“charming, funny, touching, surprising and sad” everything theatre
“every performance is magnificent” British Theatre Guide
“not only a celebration of age but also of humanity” BargainTheatreLand.com
What makes you the person you are today? Your genes? Your experiences? The experiences of your parents and grandparents?
In 2013 a group of older actors met in a rehearsal room to explore their family histories. What emerged over the next year was a remarkable collection of stories – from being a child in the Warsaw Ghetto, to surviving the atomic bomb in Nagasaki, to getting stoned at Woodstock. Who Do We Think We Are? is a kaleidoscope of personal stories from 1914 to 2014 infused with live music and physicality to create a life-enhancing evening in the theatre.
Fast-paced, funny and poignant, this is the first piece of work created by Visible, Britain’s only professional theatre ensemble made up entirely of ‘older’ performers in their 60s, 70s and 80s with an array of credits across theatre, film and television. Highly international, its members include Togo Igawa (the first Japanese actor at the Royal Shakespeare Company), Ruth Posner (a child survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto) and original member of the London Contemporary Dance Company Imola Gaspar, who has performed extensively with the National Theatres of Hungary and Romania.
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Music Director / Composer
Trevor Allan Davies