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The Nature of Forgetting

Theatre Re
Running Time:75:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
7:30 PM EST
Tuesday, November 6
Kenan Auditorium

Through movement of great physicality and compelling live music, The Nature of Forgetting is the story of Tom, a middle aged father, struggling in the early stages of dementia. The piece, and Tom’s memories, are a life affirming journey into a weakened mind, where broken does not have to mean defeated. A journey of shining humanity and celebration of life well lived. The Nature of Forgetting is the intersection of art and science that bursts with creativity, joy, and heartache. Theatre Re is based in London and creates tangible and poignant work. Their productions examine the fragility of life in a captivating style embracing mime, theatre, and live music.

A co-production with UNCW Presents. Free seats are reserved for passholders only. To purchase a ticket to this event, visit the UNCW Presents website HERE.


Established in 2009, Theatre Re is a London-based international ensemble creating thought-provoking and moving work.

Its shows examine fragile human conditions in a compelling, physical style embracing mime, theatre and live music, and are often described as magical, poetic and tender as well as disturbing and haunting.

The name of the company comes from the prefix ‘re’. It is the ‘re’ of re-discovering and re-imagining, breathing new life into what already exists.

Intimate collaborations with experts in different fields – such as science and public health – and various community groups throughout the devising process play a crucial part in the development of the work.

Our productions have toured widely in the UK but also in France, Brazil, Peru, Ireland, Switzerland and Germany.