A Cure for Ageing
“It’s powerful, uncomfortable, and beautiful… Her methods are unashamedly unscientific
yet the work carries an authority born out of absolute honesty… Brand is passionate,
knowledgeable, inquisitive and tender in her approach to the audience and the subject matter.”
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
A Cure for Ageing is 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, it is about numbers, years, the passing of time, and the fact that we have all, already, started dying.
A Cure for Ageing toured in 2013-14, including as part of the Caravan International Showcase and The British Science Festival. See news page for all past dates.
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.
Created and performed by Ira Brand
Dramaturgy by Wendy Hubbard