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Xavier Bobés

Les Antliaclastes
17 - 20 Jan
Thick & Tight
17 - 20 Jan

Jacksons Lane

Thu 17 - Sun 20 Jan
Thu - Sat at 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sun at 11am, 2pm, 5pm

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Runs: 75 mins / no interval
Age Guidance: 16+
£18 / £16
+ £1.95 transaction fee
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Discounts apply.
Tel: 020 8341 4421

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Catalan artist Xavier Bobés returns to the festival with his brief history of Spain in the second half of the twentieth century, for five people.

Around a small table, in an intimate salon setting, a powerful sequence of close-up sensory experiences invokes old memories and invents new ones. Through this miscellany of sights and sounds, objects and photos, a fascinating story unfolds, exploring memory and identity. Like a croupier, or medium at a séance, Bobés deals out history and brings it to life, manipulating both past and future.

Premiered at Barcelona’s famous Grec Festival in 2015, and first seen at LIMF in the following year, this exquisite piece of theatre has been acclaimed around the world. Very limited capacity – book now.

"Few artists have the ability to conjure visual imagery in such a rich and powerful way. An amazing and brilliant show that penetrates the strange worlds of memory, imagination and childhood" Proscenium and Recomana Magazine

"It's a transporting experience, one that involves all the senses…a miniature marvel. Things Easily Forgotten serves a reminder from history – lest we forget"


"…a magician manipulating time itself"

Putxinelli Magazine

Xavier Bobés


Presented in association with
Jacksons Lane

Co-production: Festival TNT (Festival Noves Tendències)
with support from L’Animal a l’Esquena
and Institut Ramon Llull

photos: Xavier Bobés, Jordi Bover