Love Beyond (Act of Remembrance)
This performance has taken place in the past
Love Beyond (Act of Remembrance) is a love story. But not a typical one.
Harry has dementia. He also uses sign language. As he moves into a new home, he is accompanied by memories that dance like ghosts around him. Events from the past seem newly present; a visit from his wife rekindles their love – he imagines they are young and together again.
Harry’s carer provides him with some solace, but just as the determined nurse begins to learn Harry’s sign language, he begins to forget it, leaving him in a unique world where he must confront the only thing that remains – himself.
Love Beyond is a beautiful, tender and visually creative new show from renowned theatre artist Ramesh Meyyappan, and directed by Matthew Lenton.
This show incorporates BSL, visual language (sign mime/visual vernacular) and oral dialogue. It intends to present an equal experience for d/Deaf audiences and hearing audiences.
Young Harry – RINKOO BARPAGA
Nurse – ELICIA DALY
Wife – AMY KENNEDY
Old Harry – RAMESH MEYYAPPAN
Written and performed by RAMESH MEYYAPPAN
Directed by MATTHEW LENTON
Set & Costume Designer – BECKY MINTO
Lighting Designer – SIMON WILKINSON
Composer – DAVID PAUL JONES
Production Manager – ABIGAIL McMILLAN
Stage Manager – ZENI BOLLOK
Sound Technician – GABRIEL KEMP
LX Technician – KATE HALL
Costume Supervisor – VICKY BROWN
Designer – NIALL WALKER
Social Media – NICOLA WATSON for Raw Material
Social Media – MATTHEW PRICE
Press – LESLEY BOOTH
BSL Consultant – CAROLYN DENMARK
BSL Support – Amy Cheskin, Catherine King, Melissa Toner, Rachel Amey, Karen Forbes, Katy Smillie
Supported by The British Deaf Association
Supported by Creative Scotland
Image credit: Niall Walker