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Tue 28 - Wed 29 March at 7.15pm
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Presented by Becci Sharrock
Dear Me, You etc.
I’ve been given the opportunity to write to you and realised there are a few things I’d like to say. You are bright, unique and capable of anything. You are really more precious than you can imagine. You don’t marry Keanu Reeves. I’m really sorry to break it to you.
Love from me, you, us, we.
Created from letters written by real people, Letters to Myself is a heart-warming, humorous and sometimes painful look at the best advice we never had. It is a look back at the highs and lows; heartbreak and grief, joy and admiration. It is recognition of our shared regret and a celebration of our daily triumphs.
Written and produced by Becci Sharrock. Directed by Allie Butler.
Performed by Lauren Hurwood & Luca Rutherford
Letters to Myself has been developed with support from Live Theatre, Cultural Spring, Arts Centre Washington, The Sunday for Sammy Trust and using public funding by Arts Council England.
You can read some of the letters received so far here.
About the artist
Becci Sharrock is originally from Grantham and now lives and works in the North East. She is a writer, theatre maker and creative producer and has worked for Live Theatre, Theatre Sans Frontieres, ARC and Northern Stage. As a creative producer she has worked with Precious Cargo, Josh Coates, Matt Miller and Leo Burtin. She is also the Writer in Residence at Beamish Museum, The Living Museum of the North.
You can read Becci’s letter to herself here.
Jenny Sharman, Cuckoo Review (Washington Arts Centre, Sep 2016)
Read the full review here
“There is a prevalent underlying tone of nostalgia and remembrance, something which the present audience of all ages could connect with”
“‘Dear Me; past, present and future’, ‘To a younger me’, ‘To the man I’ve become’ – the idiosyncrasies of each of the introductions are clear from the start, but as a collective they all echo feelings of hope, guidance and reassurance.”
“The letters are often filled with optimism and hope, yet also, in some cases, with brutal honesty too.”
“…the repeated idioms within this play linger with one simple message: live life to the full.”
“Taking part in Letters to Myself gave me the opportunity to address some difficult experiences I had faced in the past…Hearing my words being spoken made me feel a whole range of emotions, I was happy and proud that my words had been used as well as a weird sense of relief that someone could say the words out loud that I couldn’t.”
“It was amazing to have the opportunity to write down all the things I wish I could have told my past self.”
“I loved every second. I laughed, I cried, I wanted to dance”
“Poignant, hilarious, uplifting, sad, honest”
“Made with love and honesty”
“A real eye opener; affective & a little bit brutal!”
Image credit – http://www.picturesbybish.com