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Memory is a funny thing. Some things remain in our minds as clear as day, while others drift off into the void. Hold On, Let go considers the power of memory and how we interact with it, why we hold onto it and who we choose to share our memories with. After debuting at Edinburgh Fringe in 2019, Unfolding Theatre is bringing this introspective show on tour, starting with Arts Centre Washington on Thursday 5th May.

Main characters Alex and Luca have wildly different experiences and interpretations of the world. One is 56, the other half that age. There are some memories that Alex will keep forever, and others that have slipped through his fingers. In an age of information overload, Luca worries that she can’t remember what’s important. This show owns how much we forget, and how easy that is for all of us to do.

Featuring original songs composed by Maximo Park’s Paul Smith, Hold On, Let Go forces audiences to consider what memories we truly want to pass on to future generations. Analysing the fragility of memory, but celebrating the wonders of the everyday human experience, this is a piece that challenges us to be more conscious and observant in day-to-day living.

Hold On, Let Go is at Arts Centre Washington on Thursday 5th May.

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