IV International Monodrama Festival THESPIS
12 - 19 November, 2004, Kiel / Germany

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15.11.04 | 20:30 | Pumpe

By and with: Pauline Goldsmith
Duration: approx. 90 min.
Language: English

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 cortege.
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).