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SELECTED RECORDINGS OF US

 

written by Gabriele Uboldi & Georgia Luckhurst, directed by Gabriele Uboldi

 

"Ambitious", "moving", "bold and fascinating"

– There Ought To Be Clowns

"[Selected Recordings of Us] leave[s] you with a sense that those involved have plenty to offer us in the future.

We certainly all have a lot to discuss in the bar after the show, as we try to piece it together again.

The question is, will our memories of what we just witnessed all be the same?"

– Everything Theatre

They promised they would never forget each other, no matter what. Then they broke up. As the detritus of their relationship gradually crowds the stage, two characters grasp at the fragments of their memories to come up with a shared version of their story. But can they agree on a single script?

 

Selected Recordings of Us is all the photos, misremembrances and possessions left behind, sealed up and packed away after a couple disassembles.

It’s a queer love story that cannot find a stable form and demands that the audience interact, take sides, and be pictured alongside it. We’re gathering evidence to prove what happened, to prove something happened, and you’re a part of it. 

 

This non-linear two-hander asks how the camera frames our memories, how technology constructs the person we love, and whether a story can ever resist diffraction.

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SELECTED RECORDINGS OF US

 

Written by Gabriele Uboldi & Georgia Louise Luckhurst

Directed by Gabriele Uboldi

Produced by Chloe Ashley

Performed by Naomi Denny as B and Kalifa Taylor as A

Dramaturgy by Sam Rees

Lighting design by Joe Underwood

Videography by James Henderson

Marketing & Outreach by Ella Dale

Production Photography by Rosy Addison-Dunne

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Selected Recordings of Us is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. With special thanks to the Space, Theatre Deli, the University of St Andrews' Enterprise Fund, the Santander Bursary Scheme. A full list of our generous supporters can be found here.

 

Expanding on the show's themes of memory and queer remembrance, we have created an outreach and archival project named Remembering Selected Recordings of Us—a collection of photos, fragments, audience reactions and more documenting our theatre company's small contribution to exploring and remembering queer history.

You can read more about this project by visiting its dedicated page or by reading Gabriele Uboldi's blog post.