Mem Morrison’s new production Ringside draws on a lifetime of remembered Turkish Cypriot family weddings, testing traditional values by breaking the silence and changing history forever. Will it be Mem’s turn next?
Ringside is a site-specific celebratory performance designed for civic and town hall spaces. Using the celebration and rituals of remembered wedding receptions as it’s foundation Ringside explores issues surrounding autobiography, identity, sexuality, memory, culture and self-censorship and one-time childhood fantasies and how they so easily could have become a reality. Ringside is part written, devised and performed with a group of 30 local female co-performers, playing the roles of Mem’s potential wives and wedding guests.
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and commissioned by SPILL Festival of performance. Co-commissioned by Birmingham Repertory Theatre, ICIA University of Bath and Fierce! Festival with support from New Wolsey Theatre:Ipswich and Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster.
Date and time
14–15 January 2009
This is now a past event.
Birmingham Town Hall