SELECTED RECORDINGS OF US
written by Gabriele Uboldi & Georgia Luckhurst, directed by Gabriele Uboldi
"AMBITIOUS", "MOVING", "BOLD AND FASCINATING"
– There Ought To Be Clowns
"SENSITIVELY AND COMPLEXLY WRITTEN"
– Nic Connaughton, Head of Theatre @The Pleasance
"JOYOUS, BITTERSWEET", "REALLY LOVELY"
– Alexander Knott, former Artistic Director of the Old Red Lion Theatre
"LEAVE[S] YOU WITH A SENSE THAT THOSE INVOLVED HAVE PLENTY TO OFFER US IN THE FUTURE"
– 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.
WHAT OUR AUDIENCES SAY
"Such beautiful writing"
"Exactly the sort of play I’ve been wanting to see for so long.
Bold, brave, emotionally charged but self-aware and jarring all at once"
"It was such a layered show and so deeply considered...
it definitely has opened my mind to the way I portray myself and my memories.
Really an essential piece of art for anyone with insecurities and uncertainty—so anyone!"
"A truly intelligent and authentic production that didn’t worry about spoon feeding the audience,
but instead got them involved, asked them to help, and enrolled them into the storytelling.
Absolutely I would recommend! The show definitely experimented with new storytelling
and was accessible for me—queer, non-binary and neurodiverse!"