Some stories are more powerful than others. He’s worried his isn’t powerful enough. A young man sits alone on stage. He looks like us. He sounds like us. Yet he asks us to join him on an unimaginably alien journey into his recent past.
“I had arrived. It was so bitterly cold that I thought I’d never be warm again. They ask me why I left my country – for dates, times, reasons... but it’s buried. They say I’m telling lies but that’s not what I am doing.”
Both an intimate character study and an edge-of-your-seat thriller, Elegy fuses precision performance, an affecting soundscape and visual poetry to lure us into a playful, theatrical, humorous and personal world to reveal a story as powerful as it is true.
Winner: 2011 Edinburgh Fringe First Award Winner: 2012 Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright Award Nominated: Two 2012 Off West End Awards
Running Time: 50 minutes no interval Warnings: Adult Themes, M16+
Written by: Douglas Rintoul Directed by: John Kachoyan Composed by: Russell Goldsmith Designed by: Rob Sowinski and Bryn Cullen Performed by: Gareth Reeves Produced by: John Kachoyan and Lyall Brooks