Give Me a Reason to Live

Give Me a Reason to Live
Image: Ben Nienhus

Give Me a Reason to Live

Claire Cunningham 

7 – 29 Aug (selected dates)
15.00 | 40 mins | 12+
7 – 9 Aug £8 (£6 conc)
14 – 16 Aug | 21 – 23 Aug | 26 – 29 Aug £10 (£8 conc)

Audio described performance on 15 Aug

BSL interpreted post-show talk on 23 Aug

Inspired by the work of medieval painter Hieronymus Bosch, Give Me a Reason to Live is a stark solo that explores issues of religion, in particular religious art, the judgement of bodies and quality of life. Taking the form of a series of tests, of body and of faith, and set to a mesmerising sound score, the work is a study of empathy; a live memorial to the disabled victims of the Nazi euthanasia program and the current disabled victims of recent ‘welfare reform’ in the UK.

Listen to Claire on Radio 4’s FOUR THOUGHT here:

Stark [and] brutal with her customary integrity and conviction.★★★★★ Herald, 2015

If part of the purpose of art is to take you inside the experience of another and show you something of how they live their life, there can be few more essential shows [...] than Claire Cunningham's Give Me a Reason to Live. Scotsman, 2015 

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