Ruff

Barbican

Ruff

14 Apr 2016 - 16 Apr 2016

£16.00 - £16.00

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Performance artist Peggy Shaw ruminates on life before and after the stroke she had in 2011, delivering a freewheeling monologue with deadpan humour and arresting honesty.

There are dark spots and blanks in her memory now. Yet in paying tribute to the family, friends and performers who have inspired and kept her company over the years, she reflects on what is lost and equally celebrates the space left behind for new insight.

Supported by video monitors, a green screen and her virtual back-up band, Shaw talks, croons and imitates her way through a solo show confronting identity and change. Autobiographical anecdotes and filmed images are matched by tongue-in-cheek song renditions, with The Hokey Cokey tweaked to inform us about the signs of spotting a stroke.

Sometimes sombre, sometimes frisky, this is a stand-up routine that’s ‘admirably unsentimental and often very funny indeed’ (New York Times).

Ages 12+

 

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“Defiant and honest account of Peggy Shaw’s 2011 stroke, delivered with bone-dry, sardonic wit. ”

Stewart Pringle (The Stage, Time Out)

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