In Memory of Leaves on a Boat
‘She’s mesmerising to witness in action ... I must describe it as a triumph.’ Sian Bayley | Culturised
"The world is burning. You say nothing. But to ask me about the weather."
Following performances at the InTRANSIT Festival and the TeatroKeiros in Rome, award-winning writer and performer, Natasha Langridge, performed In Memory of Leaves on a wide beam barge at three central London moorings.
The production opened on the Fordham Gallery Barge at Meanwhile Gardens in Kensington on Wednesday 4th October and the barge then sailed to Camden Lock for the second week of the tour on Wednesday 11th October and finished its' voyage at Hackney Wick on Wednesday 21st October, 2017.
In Memory of Leaves is an uncompromising monologue about love and protest; in the wake of the destruction of her home on the Wornington Green Estate in North Kensington, Natasha gets arrested with Occupy Democracy, volunteers in the refugee camp in Calais and forms a relationship with a cherry tree.
Framed by an unsettling love affair, In Memory of Leaves explores what happens to communities when they are moved from their homes. It is personal and bracing; a love note to neighbours and a call to action after the Grenfell Tower Fire.
‘As stylistically imaginative as it is emotionally raw.’ Time Out
‘Magical Mystery Tour well worth the ride.’ Evening Standard
‘Verbal glitter.’ The artdesk.com
‘Langridge is a skilled storyteller ... delivered with undeniable passion and energy.’ Laura Kressly | The Play’s The Thing UK
‘There’s small space for Langridge to hide. So she doesn’t, coming out voluptuously funny and undeniably sexy …’ Simon Jenner | Fringe Review
'What a woman.’ Carl Woodward | Mr Carl Woodward
In Memory of Leaves on a Boat is supported by the Arts Council England and the Canal & River Trust through its' Arts on the Waterways Programme.
Written and performed by Natasha Langridge
Photography by Patrick Gorman