Lola at The Lowry

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Lola at The Lowry
Heidi Honkala

Lola at The Lowry, Salford, 21 November 2019, from £14.00 - Book now

This two-hander, featuring tightwire, aerial straps and a whole array of impressive circus skills is brought to The Lowry‘s stage this November. Lola explores themes around memory, loss and the act of remembering; this timely performance will resonate with anybody who has experienced the effects of dementia on memory.

Bringing humour and light to otherwise seriously stern subject matter.

Hanna Moisala, the Finnish circus artist who brought us solo-show Wiredo, and her performance partner, Angeliki Nikolakaki spent two years researching and developing the show before it premiered in London last year. The duo gathered information from medical professionals and people who had experienced the effects of memory loss in order to create this absurdist and highly physical tragicomedy. Produced by Lumo Company, Lola examines the experiences of loneliness and social exclusion, which is so often experienced by people with dementia, through the lens of dark comedy and circus art.

Featuring tightwire, aerial straps and a whole array of impressive circus skills.

Lola is a twisted exploration of the act of trying to remember and not remembering, and the frustration and moments of confusion that arise from the loss of memory. However, this intelligent and expressive show uses physical comedy and dramatic circus stunts to bring humour and light to otherwise seriously stern subject matter.

In all of their works, Lumo Company use a unique blend of circus and highly visual performance to tackle a variety of pertinent and socially engaging themes. Exploring issues around dementia, specifically memory loss and associated isolation, with such a visually stimulating show breaks down any barriers to language and communication. And any performance piece that has the ability to open a conversation around such important issues, like memory loss and dementia, gets the thumbs up from us.

Visually spectacular, with a breathtaking high wire, don’t miss out on Lola when it plays at The Lowry.

Lola at The Lowry, Salford

21 November 2019 8:00 pm
From £14.00

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