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Birth

Theatre Re in association with Glynis Henderson Productions

1st Aug 2019 - 25th Aug 2019

Pleasance Beyond - Pleasance Courtyard

12pm

Restricted to ages 12 and above

Overview

Following a sell-out run at London International Mime Festival 2019, Theatre Re presents a powerful, poignant and uplifting visual theatre piece with live music exploring the bond between three generations of women, their shared loss and the strength they discover in each other.

Emily is eight months pregnant when she reads her grandmother's journal. As she delves into her family history, her sense of reality shifts, unveiling a legacy of unspoken tragedies and unconditional love.

'Sensitive, adept, absorbing' (Donald Hutera).

Previous productions by Theatre Re include The Nature of Forgetting and Blind Man's Song.

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Theatre Re excels at transforming small, intimate stories into whirling, viscerally physical extravagance.
4 stars
WhatsOnStage
Moving, painful and uplifting in equal parts, BIRTH is a sensitive and beautiful exploration of humanity’s most universal experiences.
4 stars
FEST
Birth is a ravishingly beautiful, spellbinding piece of work, performed with panache and utter conviction.
5 stars
The Arts Desk
This is possibly one of the most beautifully designed, and most emotionally charged pieces of theatre I’ve ever seen take to the stage. It’s bravery, complexity and elegance is awe-inspiring to watch, and if this were a painting it would be hanging in the National Gallery, for Birth is nothing short of a masterpiece.
5 stars
Theatre Weekly
The creatives involved in Birth have polished every dimension of this piece; it truly deserved the standing ovation it got, as people were moved to tears and rendered speechless.
5 stars
Broadway Baby
An epic dance of life's ongoing journey
4 stars
The Scotsman
A masterclass in physical theatre storytelling... feeling like magic to watch.
4 stars
ThreeWeeks
Graceful, poignant and impregnated with hope.
4 stars
Edinburgh Festivals
OUTSTANDING SHOW ‘Clever and beautiful...a stunning piece of theatre.’
stars
Fringe Reviews
Theatre Re tell an emotional story that cries out to be heard – incredibly well performed and an absolute must-see.
5 stars
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