15.11.04 | 20:30 | Pumpe
BRIGHT COLOURS ONLY – Great Britain
By and with: Pauline Goldsmith
Duration: approx. 90 min.
Bright Colours Only is a once-in-a-lifetime theatrical
event that exhumes the death industry and resurrects the dying
wake tradition. An uplifting interactive experience, it celebrates
the struggle to be ourselves in our life and in our death. The
performance takes place in a virtual living room with domestic
images of Belfast projected onto suspended screens and interspersed
with digital animation by visual artist Mandy McIntosh. In a
room packed with hilarious and heartfelt memories of a Belfast
childhood, the audience is offered tea and sandwiches, as well
as a drop of the hard stuff. At the culmination of the event
the audience departs following four pallbearers, a coffin and
Pauline herself in a moving, but ultimately uplifting funeral
This event is only suitable for people who are dying to live.
Pauline Goldsmith is an actor, writer and performer from Belfast.
Bright Colours Only is her writing and directing debut. It has
received widespread critical and popular acclaim since its first
performance in November 2001 and wowed audiences in Ireland,
Britain and Brazil. For two consecutive years the show has been
a smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where Pauline
Goldsmith won the Best Actress Award in 2004 (for her performance
in Samuel Beckett’s Not I).