Deborah Pearson



Thu July 5th at 22.00  BUY TICKET

Sat July 7th at 16.00   BUY TICKET



In 1956, there was a popular uprising against the USSR in Hungary. The battle was fought primarily from the Corvin Cinema in Budapest, and the uprising lead to one of the largest refugee crises of the twentieth century. In a live commentary screening of a 1956 comedy about football, scheduled to premiere at the Corvin Cinema the week of the uprising, Deborah Pearson unlocks a surprisingly personal story.

A documentary, performed live, the performance runs the length of and is timed alongside the film, using interviews with the exiled screenwriter and people involved with the film to playfully reflect on immigration, suppression, and our personal links with history. This is a show for lovers of cinema, and for anyone who has stared at pictures of their ancestors a little too long. 


DEBORAH PEARSON is a UK-based and Canadian born artist; writer, performer, and curator with a PhD in narrative in contemporary performance. She is also a member of the collective Forest Fringe which organized the festival of the same name. The diversity of her positions and roles in theatre, and at the same time her commitment to constantly question her position, as well as position of other artists and art in general, gives her an extremely diverse spectrum of approaches to theatre.


Author: Deborah Pearson
Dramaturgy: Daniel Kitson
Artistic advisors: Tania El Khoury, Laura Danneqin
The project was developed with the assistance of: National Theatre Studio
Produced by: A House on Fire, Theatre Garonne, BIT Teatergarasjen


Duration: 90 min.

Language: in English.

Photos by Paul Blakemore