Performances

Fri 28 Jan to Sat 29 Jan

Heather Agyepong presented by Fuel

The Body Remembers

£17 / £13 concs

The body is an archive. It remembers everything – even the things that the head forgets.

Heather Agyepong’s powerful new solo performance The Body Remembers, explores how trauma lives in the body, particularly for Black British women across different generations. 

Through a unique and compelling relationship between the audience and artist, it creates a collective cathartic experience.

Created and performed by multidisciplinary artist and actor Heather Agyepong, the show features interviews of Black British women in trauma recovery.

“To give love to our inner selves we must first give attention, recognition and acceptance. Having let ourselves know that we will not be punished for acknowledging who we are or what we feel we can name the problems we see” -  bell hooks, author of Sisters of the Yam: Black Women & Self-Recovery.

The performance is inspired by the therapeutic practice of Authentic Movement with Agyepong as The Mover and the audience as The Witness. Dynamic projections and an immersive soundscape help the audience re-discover the power of self-reflection as the start of recovery and healing. Co-created by Imogen Knight (movement) and Gail Babb (dramaturgy), The Body Remembers creates a space for audience and artist to attend to themselves and each other.

Duration: 45-50mins

Age Recommendation: 16+

Please note: At the end the audience are invited to leave when they’re ready or look at the objects used in the performance that will remain on stage. 

Click HERE to read an interview with Heather Agyepong and Theatre Weekly.


Engagement Activities

Delve deeper into the themes of The Body Remembers with the following events:

  • Fri 28 Jan, 9pm: Post-show Conversation
    Fuel presents The Body Remembers Post-show Conversation open to Black female-identifying people who attend the show.
    The event is being facilitated by Dawn Estefan the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist on The Body Remembers. This is a space for dialogue and to discuss the themes of the piece.
    Duration: 1hr
    Location: Founders Studio, The Place
    Tickets: This event is FREE
    Please note: This event is open to Black female-identifying people who attend the show only.
     
  • Sat 29 Jan, 9.45-11am: Movement & Mindfulness Workshop led by Lesley Asare
    Inspired by the belief that “the body holds our entire life experience,” this workshop aims to create the space for Black female-identifying people to self-reflect through the expressive arts.
    Duration: 1hr 15mins
    Location: Studio 5 on the Flaxman Terrace side of The Place building.
    Tickets: This event is FREE but booking is required. Click HERE to find out more and to book.
    Please note: This event is open to Black female-identifying people who attend the show only.

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How to watch

This is a live performance in The Place theatre. 

Please note: This show has unreserved seating with a limited amount of socially distanced seats. Please rest assured that our aim will be to operate our front of house areas and auditorium within recommendations for safety. If you have any questions please contact boxoffice@theplace.org.uk.

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Once you have booked you will be sent an E-ticket to your registered email address (please check your spam folder) which you will be asked to show to a member of staff before entering the theatre.

If you do not receive an E-ticket after booking please contact boxoffice@theplace.org.uk


Production Credits:

Created and performed by: Heather Agyepong
Dramaturg and Co-Creator: Gail Babb
Movement Director and Co-Creator: Imogen Knight
Video Designer: Gillian Tan
Sound Designer: Donato Wharton
Associate Sound Designer: Raffaela Pancucci
Stage Managers: Tanya Stephenson and Stella Kailides
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist: Dawn Estefan

fueltheatre.com/thebodyremembers 
Follow Fuel on social media @FuelTheatre | Follow Heather Agyepong on social media @heatha_a

The Body Remembers is produced by Fuel, with support from Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, the Esmee Fairbairn and the Jerwood New Work Fund.

Times: 7.30pm
Duration: 50 mins
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Spring Season 2022

Performance Dates

Spring Season 2022

We're delighted to announce a fantastic programme of live performances in our theatre.


Movement & Mindfulness Workshop

Inspired by the belief that “the body holds our entire life experience,” this workshop led by Lesley Asare, aims to create the space for Black female-iden