Greg Wohead: Comeback Special – WIN TICKETS!
Shoreditch Town Hall
380 Old Street
22-26 March 11 | 7:30pm | £15
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We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away for Comeback Special on Friday 25 March at 7.30pm!
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T&Cs: Existing mailing list subscribers may still enter, and subscriptions will not be duplicated. Entries must be received by 5pm on Monday 21 March 2016. The winner will be selected at random and contacted by email – in the event that the winner is no longer able to attend on 25 March, a new winner will be selected. By entering the competition you are subscribing to our mailing list, from which you can unsubscribe at any time.
Greg Wohead’s take on Elvis Presley’s 1968 Comeback Special explores traces of the past and contemporary issues surrounding identity through the lens of one the 20th century’s most enduring cultural icons.
Texas-born and London-based writer, performer and live artist Greg Wohead investigates the idea of the comeback and the attempt to come back as the best version of oneself – an exploration of slippage, desire and desirability.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
Expect jam sessions, patter with a Southern drawl, big dance numbers and a bit of sweat as Wohead brings some Memphis magic to East London.
Wohead is a captivating storyteller, effortlessly capable of drawing an audience into deeply personal and intimate imaginings. Here, we’re promised a re-enactment veering off-course, and the chance to consider how we build our identities out of images from popular culture, and the implications of that.
Greg Wohead: “This show isn’t exactly about Elvis, so there’s no need for the audience to arrive with any knowledge of him or the original 1968 Comeback Special, but if you are an Elvis fan it might give you a different and interesting perspective. My last show, The Ted Bundy Project, was a heavy show about serious issues and I wanted to try something lighter. But, the more I worked on Comeback Special, the more it grew into something deeply personal. While trying to accomplish what seemed like a straightforward task of a re-enactment, I found I couldn’t detach my similarities and differences to the image of Elvis and my own experience of a self-identity in flux.”[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]