Greg Wohead

Celebration, Florida

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Fri 9 Jun, 20:00

Advisory age: 14+

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About

Veering between reality and simulation, Celebration, Florida orbits around ideas of surrogacy; a stand-in to replace a person you miss, a re-creation of an experience you can’t stop thinking about, nostalgia for a place that never existed.

This is a show for anyone who has ever missed anyone or anything.

Greg will speak to you through two performers using pre-recorded audio and headphones. The performers will know almost nothing about the show before they walk on stage.

Guest performers  for this evening will be Benedict Sandiford (The Final Whistle, Jackson's Corner) & Professor Lib Taylor (University of Reading).

Commissioned by The Albany and developed at The Yard

Greg Wohead is a writer, performer and live artist originally from Texas. He makes theatre performances, one-to-one pieces and audio work. He has shown and developed new work in the UK at Battersea Arts Centre, Bristol Old Vic, Ovalhouse, Mayfest and Northern Stage, and internationally at MC (Amsterdam), Orchard Project (New York), MAKE (Ireland), Bios (Athens), LAX Festival (Los Angeles), Fusebox Festival (Austin) and ArtPower (San Diego). He’s an Associate Artist at The Yard and Shoreditch Town Hall in London.

gregwohead.com

Ticket information

£12, £10 concessions, £8 members - become a member

Celebration, Florida

Reviews

  • “A moving tone poem on loss and retrieval”

    ★★★★ Stewart Pringle, The Stage
  • “A work of great sensitivity written with enviable grace and poise”

    Simon Bowes, After the Lights Fade

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

Box office is open at South Street Arts Centre on performance days one hour before the show (subject to availability)

Phone lines open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm