A Cure for Ageing
A Cure for Ageing
A piece about being young and foolish, and becoming old and wise. Or about being young and wise, and becoming old and foolish. It asks how we can talk more honestly about ageing, drawing together true personal accounts and shameless speculation in a celebration of life and an attempt to fall in love with our own decline.
A show of indelicate questions and immortal jellyfish, we consider numbers, years, the passing of time, and the fact that we have all, already, started dying.
I’m sorry to do this so early in the show.
It’s really quite rude of me.
But do you mind if I ask you how old you are?
'It's powerful, uncomfortable, and beautiful... Her methods are unashamedly unscientific yet the work carries an authority born out of absolute honesty.' Fringe Review - Highly Recommended Show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
‘If you’re after a “star-rating”, take the fact that I’m perfectly happy to go and see it for a third time as indicative.’ Andrew Haydon, Postcards from the Gods
Ira Brand is an artist, performance-maker and writer, working across theatre and live art. Her work has been presented at The Junction, The ShowRoom, Forest Fringe, The Yard, Buzzcut and Pulse Festival, and A Cure for Ageing was part of the SPILL National Platform.
Created and performed by Ira Brand. Dramaturgy by Wendy Hubbard. Co-produced by Ira Brand and DREAM.
Developed at and supported by Cambridge Junction, Camden People’s Theatre and The Yard Theatre. Supported by Arts Council England. Co-produced by Ira Brand and DREAM.
This production is part of BOLD Festival, our festival of arts and older people.
Age Guidance: 14+
There will be a blackout as part of this performance.
*Capacity dependent. Excludes culinary events. Subject to availability.