History, History, History
A special one off performance of the finished version of Deborah Pearson's new show History History History at the Cameo Cinema in Edinburgh. The Cameo is Edinburgh's oldest screen, first built in 1914. Quentin Tarantino famously called it his favourite cinema in the world.
History History History is a show about the complicated and knotty narratives of history, told through a loose "translation" of a 1956 Hungarian Football Comedy.
" The shows poignant humanity, its bittersweet reflections on the relentlessness of time and its potent blend of uplifting possibility and heartrending pathos make for an enchanting 90 minutes. The Fix Magazine
"Pearson's show shares more than just a passing resemblance to film historian, maker and critic Mark Cousins. The two both make us see a film as something more than just the 24 frames a second picture in front of us, providing context and history that make us analyse the work we see in front of us in a completely different light." - Life As Theatre, Kris Hallett
A House on Fire Commission with Theatre Garonne (France) and bit teatergarasjen (Norway). Developed in part at the National Theatre Studio. Supported by the Culture Programme of the European Commission.
Dramaturgy by Daniel Kitson
*Do not come to the Drill Hall. The show will meet at the Cameo Cinema in Tollcross - 38 Home Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LZ. Relatively close to the Traverse Theatre.*
Deborah Pearson a writer, performer and producer. Innovation is central to her work, as is an interest in intimacy and narrative. Deborah makes and tours solo pieces but also work collaboratively, and frequently works as a dramaturg for companies including Made in China and Action Hero. In 2007 Deborah Pearson founded the multi-award winning organisation Forest Fringe, of which Deborah is a co-director with Ira Brand and Andy Field. Deborah is also an associate artist with Volcano Productions in Canada. Deborah is currently researching a practice-based PhD at Royal Holloway, focussing on the nature of narrative in contemporary performance.
Cameo Cinema (View)
38 Home Street
Edinburgh EH3 9LZ