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Where to Belong
Friday 19 January
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member
In a nutshell
In January 2017, Victor visited his parents’ homeland of Lebanon for the first time. A year later, he stands before you with a reflective, gentle, tender hour of funny stories, multimedia and planning for the future.
What does belonging mean to you? Can we ever learn from personal and universal history?
Victor Esses is a theatre maker and performer who creates interactive, devised live art performances that explore belonging, the collective and our times. In 2017 Victor visited Lebanon for the first time, where his mother fled as a refugee of the civil war in 1975. In Where to Belong, he recounts his journey, navigating through his and his family’s history to different points of his identity as a Jewish Lebanese Brazilian gay man. He assembles a moving hour for us all to feel hopeful, challenged and transformed.
Are you willing to make your world a better place?
Presented in association with CASA Theatre Festival.
Photo credit Alex Brenner
What to Expect
A solo show that sits in-between live art and theatre and invites the audience to participate at times. It includes international songs, projections and lots of love.
What people are saying
'An exploration of roots, an encounter with the words and the memories that accompany us day by day whilst we are growing up (…), to understand better; but also a voyage for us to face these origins, reclaiming who we are.' - El Ibérico Newspaper
'Such a great piece of work (…) heart-warming, lovely, emotional, funny... Love it!' - @LoraKrasteva
'Vulnerable, generous, so brave, and heartwarmingly inclusive, it really did encourage us to ask the hard questions of what home is, who actually lives there, and how it's in our power to choose.' - @PhoebeBoswell
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Things you should know
Suitable for ages 14+
No latecomers permitted
This event is wheelchair accessible.
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