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Barbican, Silk Street Theatre,
Performance artist Peggy Shaw ruminates on life before and after the stroke she had in 2011, delivering a freewheeling monologue with deadpan humour and arresting honesty. Supported by video monitors, a green screen and her virtual back-up band, Shaw talks, croons and imitates her way through anecdotes and stories, in a manner ‘admirably unsentimental and often very funny indeed’ (New York Times).
RUFF constitutes a central component of a larger body of creative and public engagement work by Split Britches (Shaw and Lois Weaver), exploring ageing and wellbeing in the arts and as artists. Thursday 14th will include a post-show Q&A with a health professional, contributing to this ongoing conversation.
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