An older person in a bed 'abandoned' in a public place, telling the stories that come back to haunt.
This piece of street theatre performance was co-designed by a group of emerging older artists in their 70s and 80s from south-east London. Touching on subjects of loneliness and social isolation - huge issues faced by the older population her in the U.K - members of the company co-created the work as a creative response to the feelings of invisibility that they experience on a day to day basis.
The performance comprises of a bed containing an older person in their nightclothes ‘abandoned’ in a public space. Audiences who pause and witness the performance are able to catch fragments of narrative from the older performer that provide glimpses into the day to day preoccupations of so many hidden and invisible lives.
You are invited to stop, watch, listen, have conversation, in this moving and potent live-art installation.
Beds will be popping up around the outside terraces of the Southbank Centre throughout the weekend of (B)old festival.
Devised and performed by members of Entelechy’s elders company.