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    Adam Lenson presents

    But What If You Die?

    Tue 10 - Sat 14 May at 7pm
    Tickets £12 (£10)
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    Merging gig, memoir and philosophical enquiry But What If You Die? is a solo show about what you learn when you’re faced with your mortality just when it feels like you’re getting started.



    Content Notice
    Running Time 60 minutes
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeThemes of illness and mortality including cancer
    Health Notice
    Health NoticeFlashing lights, Haze, Loud noise

    On March 2019 you are diagnosed with cancer. It starts from one tiny mole on your back

    On day 7 you have 3 hours of scans to see if it might have spread to other parts of your body

    On day 28 you have surgery to remove some infected lymph nodes

    On day 62 you begin a year-long course of chemotherapy tablets

    On day minus 4,265 you sit in the office of your director of studies at university and tell him you want to change courses. You don’t want to study medicine any more

    On day 42 the oncologist asks why you know so much about cancer. You tell him you were nearly a doctor

    Merging gig, memoir and philosophical enquiry But What If You Die? is a solo show about what you learn when you’re faced with your mortality just when it feels like you’re getting started.

    The first solo show by Adam Lenson, developed as part of Camden People’s Theatre Starting Blocks residency, moves from Fleetwood Mac to Tetris, from lecture halls to CT scanners, through parallel universes and back and forward in time, all while asking: why are we here and how can we live more meaningfully?

    Following two acclaimed work in progress stagings, this run marks the piece's first full production.

    Click here to book into the digital version of But What If You Die? *Please note this is to book into the digital version only, if you want to book for the in-person showing please scroll down

    Starting Blocks

    “Such a crucial part of the UK theatre ecology… Developing artists and audiences”

    The Guardian, 2016