Beautiful People

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15/11/2022 20:00 - 23:00
Arlington Arts Booking Office
Phone: Please contact the venue or organiser for bookings, cancellations or further information on 01635 244 246
Arlington Arts
Phone:01635 244246
Address: Arlington Arts Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ
Libidinous centenarians Violet, Norman and Arthur are doomed to enact a slo-mo ballet of sadness. Amid fumbling, daily rounds of coffee, call centres and cat food, their rants, dribbles, pills and cough bombs litter an ambling blend of symbolist mysticism and synesthesia that has the fear of an ageing world population in its sights. It oozes with the relentless positivity of elderhood and good deaths.

For Beautiful People, Ridiculusmus have imagined their 120-year-old selves, shadowed palliative care workers, liaised with the Festivals of Death and Dying, attended and ran death cafés where people talk about death over tea and cake, and trawled their own grief memories for material.

David’s dad died and if he had any last words, while riding his vintage motorbike around Loch Ness, they would have been – Keep Going! Beautiful People is the final part of Ridiculusmus’ trilogy of works exploring mental health issues and was awarded the Herald Archangel for best production at Edinburgh Fringe 2019.

For Beautiful People, Ridiculusmus have imagined their 120-year-old selves, shadowed palliative care workers, liaised with the Festivals of Death and Dying, attended and ran death cafés where people talk about death over tea and cake, and trawled their own grief memories for material.

David’s dad died and if he had any last words, while riding his vintage motorbike around Loch Ness, they would have been – Keep Going! Beautiful People is the final part of Ridiculusmus’ trilogy of works exploring mental health issues and was awarded the Herald Archangel for best production at Edinburgh Fringe 2019.

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