Writer and performer Debs Newbold brings her acclaimed one-woman show Lost in Blue to London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre next month. Sneak a peek behind the scenes in rehearsals as Debs blends storytelling, live music and sound technology together to brilliant effect. Time to get booking!
Through the prism of Vincent van Gogh’s famous late work, Bedroom in Arles, Debs explores the phenomenon of living life in a coma, issues around end of life, and the healing power of art.
Annie is amazing at art. When she was three years old, her life was skewed off-course. On her 18th birthday, it threatens to happen again. Where do people go when they are in a coma? What happens when a family disagrees about how long to let a loved one hold on? What would van Gogh say about loss if you hung out with him in his room at Arles? And what do pigeons have to do with it?
Lost in Blue is written and performed by Debs Newbold, who describes the piece as:
“One woman, a mic, and a loop pedal plunge you into the gripping story of a man deep in a coma, hiding out in the bedroom of Vincent Van Gogh while his daughter struggles to come to terms with her part in the accident that put him there.”
The production, which comes to London via Edinburgh and touring, is directed by John Wright, with sound design is by Kieran Lucas.
Photography by Paul Kos.
Lost in Blue runs from 15 to 26 February 2022 at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre, 42-44 Gaisford St, London NW5 2ED, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm. Tickets £14 (concessions £12). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!