Shows: Friday 13th November, 7.30pm
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Jam sessions, patter with a Southern drawl, big dance numbers, and a bit of sweat: this is a solo reenactment of Elvis Presley's 1968 Comeback Special.
It’s an experiment in time drag; wearing another time as drag and dragging another time into the present. What happens if the Comeback comes back? Like Chinese whispers or two mirrors facing each other or repeating a word so much it loses its meaning.
This is an early-stage sharing of ideas rather than a finished performance. Greg welcomes Elvis fans, theatre fans and anyone who thinks this reenactment might be fun (he certainly does).
Greg Wohead is a London-based writer, performer and live artist originally from Texas.
He makes theatre shows, one-to-one performances and audio pieces. He has shown and developed work in the UK and internationally with Battersea Arts Centre, Contact, Bristol Old Vic Ferment, MC Amsterdam, MAKE Ireland, The Orchard Project New York and The Yard London, where he's an Artistic Associate.
Co-commissioned by Shoreditch Town Hall, Theatre in the Mill and South Street Arts Centre. A Jerwood Charitable Foundation/Bristol Old Vic Ferment Commission. Developed at MAKE, Bios, Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre and the New Wolsey Theatre. Initially supported through a 2014 Dance and the Homemade Commission by Chisenhale Dance Space. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Image: Richard Eaton