887 is a journey into the realm of memory.
Why do we remember the phone number from our youth yet forget our current one? How does a childhood song withstand the test of time, permanently ingrained in our minds, while the name of a loved one escapes us?
All of these questions are distilled into a story where Lepage reveals the suffering of an actor who, by definition, or to survive, must remember not only his text, but also his past. With his trademark wit, insight and beauty Lepage explores how historical and social reality shapes our identities, our futures.
Theatre Royal Plymouth is delighted to welcome 887 to our stage on its world tour following a critically acclaimed visit to London’s Barbican Centre in 2017. A truly unique opportunity to experience a theatrical masterpiece.
Running time: 2hrs (approx.)
Age guidance: 12+
An Ex Machina Production.
Written, Designed, Directed and Performed by Robert Lepage.
English Translation by Louisa Blair.