RUFF peggy shaw

To Do List Daily – RUFF – Fri 15 April

Performance art legend Peggy Shaw brings the Barbican a funny way to look at the darker side of life.

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Performance artist Peggy Shaw pays tribute to the family, friends and performers who have inspired and kept her company over the years, following the stroke she had in 2011. A “freewheeling monologue with deadpan humour and arresting honesty.”

They Say: Supported by video monitors, a green screen and her virtual back-up band, Shaw talks, croons and imitates her way through a solo show confronting identity and change. Autobiographical anecdotes and filmed images are matched by tongue-in-cheek song renditions, with ‘The Hokey Cokey’ tweaked to inform us about the signs of spotting a stroke.


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