Brisbane Festival and QUT present

History History History

Theatre Republic - The Loft
12 - 16 Sep




Deborah Pearson (UK/CANADA)
Australian Premiere

On 23 October 1956, Hungarians rose up against the Soviets and fought troops on the streets, from their homes, and from their revolutionary headquarters at the Corvin Cinema. The uprising led to one of the largest refugee crises of the twentieth century.

In a poignant and funny act of remembering, theatre-maker Deborah Pearson loosely ‘translates’ the film that was meant to be screened at the cinema that night – a long-forgotten football comedy.

In a kind of audio description as the film plays, Pearson uses interviews with those involved to playfully reflect on immigration, suppression, and our personal links with history.

This is a show for lovers of cinema – and for anyone who has stared at pictures of their ancestors a little too long.

Created and Performed by Deborah Pearson

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Adult - $29

Concession - $19.90

Duration : 90 minutes
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Theatre Republic - The Loft

The Loft (Building Z2), QUT Creative Industries
Musk Avenue
QLD 4059

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