Originally performed at London College of Fashion as part of Mirror Mirror on Wednesday 30th October 2013.
Royal Academy of Arts – Friday 4th April 2014.
Abbot Hall Art Gallery – Thursday 14th May 2015.
In an age when culture is obsessed with youth how does a person’s sense of their own identity change as they get older?
Over two years we developed this performance lecture where a group of older people talked about how their sense of self had evolved over the course of their lives; revealing the current way that they saw themselves, and how this perception has changed over the years. It revealed the experiences of a lifetime as older people posed questions and triggered conversations. And explored how age can shape a sense of self that is confident, adventurous and fun.
Described by The Guardian as “a cracking little piece of theatre”
“I enjoyed the humour and simultaneous lightheartedness and honesty – I really loved it!”
“Honest, charming, reflective.”
“Funny, interesting, thought provoking.”
“Dignified, moving, uplifting.”
“I loved hearing perspectives on age and ageing that I wouldn’t have heard otherwise. The group shared memories and answers that challenged my expectations about how older people perceive themselves.”
What the trailer for the show here
Image Credit: Chris Payne