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Presented by Theatre Re

After the success of its critically acclaimed international hit The Nature of Forgetting, Theatre Re returns with a powerful, poignant and uplifting visual theatre piece 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.

Established in 2009, Theatre Re is an internationally acclaimed ensemble creating thought provoking live performances. The company examines fragile human conditions in a compelling, physical style embracing mime, theatre and live music.

This performance has been rescheduled from June 2020.

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The Gulbenkian reviews

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“BIRTH is nothing short of a masterpiece”

Theatre Weekly
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“Ravishingly beautiful, spellbinding piece of work, performed with panache and utter conviction”

The Arts Desk
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“Truly deserved the standing ovation it got, as people were moved to tears and rendered speechless”

Broadway Baby
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“A powerful, pulsating 75 minutes... BIRTH swells and subsides like a symphony”

The Stage

Tue 2 February

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