Althea Theatre return to London with a production of Lilac Yosiphon’s Jericho’s Rose which will play at the Hope Theatre from the 16th October.
Written and co-directed by Lilac Yosiphon, Jericho’s Rose explores the experience of displacement from the dual perspective of a grandfather struggling with Alzheimer’s and an artist struggling to stay in the UK, asking what happens if you can’t remember where you belong?
The show invites the audience to go on a journey into the past, present and future. It combines new writing with movement, live music and loop pedalled sound to create a unique tapestry of fragmented memories.
Talking about the play writer Lilac Yosiphon said: “‘My grandfather has the scent of the road’. I wrote this sentence, in Hebrew, over 12 years ago. Three years ago this sentence found a home, in English, in a short play. This was around the time my grandfather started to forget where his home was. It then found a short home, in French, when I was in Paris after trying to apply for a British Artist’s Visa. And now, I use words from four different languages to speak of belonging, of where our mind resides and where our body lives. Between memories and borders, between languages and passports, what is it or who is it that determines where’s home?”
The production is co-directed with Annie Lunette Deakin-Foster and Mike Cole with music by Sam Elwin and lighting and projection by Will Monks.
Jericho’s Rose will play at the Hope Theatre from the 16th October until the 3rd November. For more information visit: http://www.thehopetheatre.com/productions/jerichos-rose/