Standby For Tape Back-Up

“Two years ago, I found a videotape in my loft. On it: one and a half films, one quiz show and two sit-coms. Somehow, it became the story of my life” (Ross Sutherland)

After a hard-drive crash and a near death experience, Ross Sutherland found himself house-bound with only one thing for company: an old videotape that once belonged to his granddad.

Over the months that followed, Ross memorised every second of the tape. Slowly, he learnt how to manipulate the images into telling the story of his life. The videotape allowed Ross to open a dialogue with his late grandfather, and eventually helped him confront the illness that had nearly ended his life.

The true story of one man’s journey into synchronicity and madness.

Directed by Rob Watt. Tour supported by Arts Council England. Development was supported by the Roundhouse, Writers Centre Norwich, Southbank Centre, Metal Peterborough and Arts Council England.

 

On Tour

Reviews

“Simply note down the booking number, because this is a must see show… extraordinary”
The Observer

“Consuming, compelling, hypnotic… One of the stand-out shows of the Fringe”
★★★★★
The Stage

“Extraordinary”
★★★★★
Fest Magazine

“Touching, funny, linguistically thrilling”
★★★★★
Exeunt Magazine

“Achingly Beautiful”
★★★★★
A Younger Theatre

“Beautifully crafted, strikingly original”
★★★★
The Telegraph

“Dizzyingly clever”
★★★★
The Independent

“Poignantly epheheral”
★★★★
What’s On Stage

“Beautifully poetic”
★★★★
Time Out

Venues / Tickets

2014:
NOV 12; Bush Theatre, LONDON – Sold Out
2015:
FEB 24; Bedford Theatre, BEDFORD – Date Passed
MAR 10; Northern Stage, NEWCASTLE – Sold Out
MAR 11; Northern Stage, NEWCASTLE – Sold Out
MAR 20; Marlowe Theatre, CANTERBURY – Date Passed
MAR 23; Bike Shed Theatre, EXETER – Date Passed
MAR 25; MAC Arts, BIRMINGHAM – Date Passed
MAR 26; New Wolsey Theatre, IPSWICH – Date Passed
APR 2; South Street Arts Centre, READING – Date Passed
APR 3; The Cube Cinema, BRISTOL – Sold Out
APR 4; The Old Market, BRIGHTON – Date Passed
APR 9; Oxford Playhouse, OXFORD – Sold Out
APR 10; Oxford Playhouse, OXFORD – Sold Out
APR 28; Shoreditch Town Hall, LONDON – Sold Out
APR 29; Shoreditch Town Hall, LONDON – Sold Out
APR 30; Shoreditch Town Hall, LONDON – Sold Out
MAY 1; Shoreditch Town Hall, LONDON – Sold Out
MAY 2; Shoreditch Town Hall, LONDON – Sold Out
JUL 6; Soho Theatre, LONDON – Book Tickets
JUL 7; Soho Theatre, LONDON – Book Tickets
JUL 8; Soho Theatre, LONDON – Book Tickets
JUL 9; Soho Theatre, LONDON – Book Tickets
JUL 10; Soho Theatre, LONDON – Book Tickets
JUL 11; Soho Theatre, LONDON – Book Tickets


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