Previewing ‘Shame’, by Grace Wakes

Posted on Thursday 8 May

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 20.55.37I thought I’d tell you a bit about one of the shows I am most looking forward to in this season’s festival. Shame by John Berkavitch looks like it’s going to be a great night out at the theatre.

As part of our human nature, we all make mistakes, we all commit actions which we are not proud of and we have all felt a sense of shame. John Berkavitch’s Shame explores why these choices and moments in our lives make us the person we are today.

Using spoken word, choreography, animation and music, Berkavitch invites the audience to delve into matters which include regret, cheating and drug overdose, all made very relatable as these are real people which are being featured throughout this work.

The unique feature of Shame, which I personally find the most inviting about the piece is that the shadows of the actors are used to create shapes of everyday items such as an armchair. I believe that this will be really intriguing to watch how this works alongside the narration of the ‘shameful events’ in Berkavitch’s life.

A one off performance of this individual piece will take place on Friday 16th May at the wonderful Darlington Civic Theatre from 2pm. And if you are a shift worker in the town, you qualify for a special 2 for 1 offer on tickets, it doesn’t get better than that!

I hope you enjoy the performance and would love to hear what you thought of it but in the meantime, you can check out a little bit of the play through a scratch evening which was filmed last year.