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Best Before End


Best Before End by Curious. Photo by Richard Davenport.


This is what happens
when you fall down slowly.
As you must.
This falling will feel a mix of fast and slow.
In the end it will be just a quick quick slow.

Best Before End is a darkly comic performance that contemplates the inevitable frailty of the human condition, set in the moment before everything changes. Objects transform as the performance evolves, with Helen Paris navigating a minefield of the unspoken with only some cryptic crossword clues, the hokey-cokey and BBC football scores to guide her.

As with all Curious shows, Best Before End starts with a question: “Can you ever sayall the things that need to be said before it’s too late?” Best Before End is about failing and falling with a touch of fermenting. It’s about finding the right words when the words are hard to find.

After the show will be Proximity to Liveness discussion hosted by Live Collision director Lynnette Moran, considering the impact of space and proximity in live performance. During Live Collision festival there will also be a specially curated Curious about Curious Study Room Box Set by Live Arts Development Agency. 

Best Before End is written by Helen Paris and directed by Leslie Hill, with music by Graeme Miller. Commissioned by Colchester Arts Centre and Escalator Live Art with support from Norwich Arts Centre and Chelsea Theatre. Supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


Date and time

30 April 2015

Please note
This is now a past event.


Project Arts Centre, Live Collision