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Raphaëlle Boitel / Compagnie L’Oublié(e) (Languedoc-Roussillon)

The Forgotten / L’Oublié(e)

UK Premiere
Brighton Festival Exclusive

‘A touch of Lynch here, a scent of Kate Bush’s gothic romanticism there, Raphaëlle Boitel and her company have presented an epic event... an experience that will live on in your memory.’ Libération

An epic work at the cutting edge of contemporary French circus, which fuses circus, theatre and dance in equal measures, The Forgotten is the directorial debut of Raphaëlle Boitel, one of the most remarkable performers on the European visual and physical theatre scene.

The Forgotten plunges you into a dreamlike world of flight and fantasy to tell a tale of yearning and discovery. A woman searches for the man she loves. Wandering through the ruins of his memory, she encounters moments of ecstasy, secret dreams and haunting apparitions.

With extraordinary physical prowess, the company of six performers flies, glides and dives against an impressive yet stark theatrical landscape. Cleverly fabricating illusions from everyday materials, they bring inanimate objects to life and conjure scenery from thin air to create a parallel world of startling beauty.

Watch the trailer below:

Tue 19 & Wed 20 May, 7.30pm
£10, £15, 17.50, £20
Under 26s £15
Members' First Night Offer £12.50
Festival Standby £10

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Other info
Presented by Crying Out Loud and Si Par Harsard

Age 8+
Duration 75 minutes
Post-show discussion Tue 19 May
Highly visual, wordless performance

Supported by the French Institute and Réseau en scène Languedoc-Roussillon