Nothing to Lose
11 - 21 March
Wot? No Fish!! / turns the Solomons’ strange and wonderful history into a humorous and heart-warming narrative for all ages.
In 1 London shoemaker Ab Solomons drew a little doodle on his wage packet and gave it to his young wife Celie. Over the next 60 years, he would repeat this gesture each week, documenting the day-to-day goings-on of their growing family, while every token was tucked away in a shoebox by Celie. After Ab’s death this long-forgotten treasure trove of deeply personal cartoons was discovered by his great-nephew Danny Braverman.
In this intimate one-man performance, Braverman decodes his great-uncle’s drawings to reveal the inner life of a family. Births, deaths, war and the sublime act of two people growing old together are lovingly illustrated with humour and honesty.
Like Ab’s doodles themselves, this absorbing and personal feat of storytelling / draws us into the unique language of family.
By / bread&circuses
Written & Performed by / Danny Braverman
Direction / Nick Philippou
Tuesday 24 February, 6.30pm
Wednesday 25 February, 7.30pm
Time to Talk
Tuesday 3 March, 6.30pm
We're back from holidays and already the building is buzzing.
Key Image Photography / Andrew Gough
Image Treatment / The Sisters Hayes
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