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    Victor Esses presents

    The Death & Life Of All Of Us

    Tue 2 - Sat 6 Apr at 7.15pm, Tue 9 - Sat 13 Apr at 9pm
    Tickets £8 - £15 (+ booking fee)
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    Following a sell-out premiere at Soho Theatre and an award-winning run at Summerhall in Edinburgh Fringe, migrant theatre maker Victor Esses brings his unique storytelling back to the London stage.



    Content Notice
    Running Time 60 mins
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Captioned Performance
    Captioned PerformanceAll performances via projected video for recorded sound, and via surtitles for live spoken text.
    Relaxed Performance
    Relaxed Performance9th April: House lights up, reduced sound levels, no strobe lighting and an intro message giving audience members an idea of what to expect throughout show
    BSL Performance
    BSL Performance 12th April
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeContains some light audience interaction. Suitable for ages 12+
    Health Notice
    Health NoticeSmoke/fog/haze,Flashing Lights,Loud Noises

    Get 25% off when you book more than one show across our Spring Season (April - June 2024).

    At 19, Victor found his long-lost great-aunt Marcelle in Rome. She’d moved from Judaism to Christianity, Lebanon to Italy, changed her name and kept a life-long secret. Inspired by her strength and her rebellion, Victor started making a documentary about her life. 20 years later, this is his attempt at finishing it…

    Mixing real life home videos, endearing storytelling and original live-music, The Death & Life of All of Us is a funny and poignant exploration of belonging, resilience and an unexpected connection to the past that refuses to let go.

    Praise for Victor’s work:

    “Visually rich… a celebration of experimentation on and off stage” The Scotsman
    "There is a delightful softness to Esses, both in his performance style and writing… there is real tenderness here and emotional connection” The Stage
    "Something that will stay with you… and you will open your heart." ★★★★  British Theatre
    “A beautiful story spanning continents and generations” ★★★★★ A Younger Theatre
    ★★★★ Reviews Hub
    ★★★★ The Arts Desk
    ★★★★ The Student

    Supported by Arts Council England with seed commissioning funding from Camden People’s Theatre.
    Further support from The Lowry, Shoreditch Town Hall, Harlow Playhouse, JW3, Manchester Jewish Museum and Soho Theatre.

    "A beautiful story spanning continents and generations."
    A Young(ish) Perspective on previous work
    "Something that will stay with you… and you will open your heart."
    British Theatre on previous work
    Reviews Hub
    The Arts Desk
    The Student
    "The melody of this play is packed with Victor’s humour, sarcasm and wittiness."
    Get The Chance Wales
    "Visually rich... a celebration of experimentation on and off stage."
    The Scotsman
    "There is a delightful softness to Esses, both in his performance style and writing... there is real tenderness here and emotional connection."
    The Stage on previous work

    "Companies like us genuinely would not be making theatre if it was not for the ability of CPT and its team to identify artists who are worth taking a chance on."

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