Dead Centre presents
A fellow will remember a lot of things you wouldn’t think he’d remember.
Take me, for example…
Arriving back in Dublin, where it played a a critically acclaimed sell-out run at Dublin Fringe Festival 2012, Souvenir spins off from Marcel Proust’s In Remembrance of Things Past, to create a giddy, freewheeling exploration of memory, jealousy and time.
In the centenary year of the novel’s publication, we join an ageing Marcel as he struggles to understand the man he was. Using language, music and magic tricks, to help him get to grips with what Proust meant when he said, “it’s better to dream your life than to live it.”
Borrowing (some might say stealing) from a range of other literary masters including T S Eliot, Charlie Kaufman, Beyoncé Knowles and Orson Welles, Souvenir turns the longest book ever written into a 56-minute theatre show.
Written and performed by Bush Moukarzel, directed by Ben Kidd, with music by Adam Welsh, Souvenir has toured to London and New York. It returns to Dublin hot on the heels of Lippy, Dead Centre’s second show, winner of best production and best design at Dublin Fringe Awards 2013.
- Written by Bush Moukarzel (after Marcel Proust)
- Directed by Ben Kidd
- Composed by Adam Welsh
- Performed by Bush Moukarzel
“A hilarious hour-long negotiation with Proust” ★★★★ Irish Theatre Magazine
“Long after the performance finished its meanings were still unfurling” ★★★★ Irish Times
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