The Nature of Forgetting

From Theatre Re
London, England

Flying downhill on a bicycle. Whispering with a sweetheart. Wedding toasts and first dances. When the past begins to dissolve for Tom, a father experiencing early onset dementia, happy childhood moments collide with momentous adult milestones in tangled threads of memory. Through intricate choreography and a cinematic live musical score, London-based Theatre Re creates a compellingly powerful narrative of heartwarming humanity that moves you to places where words cannot.

"Simply stupendous"British GQ "Exquisitely beautiful, moving physical theatre"The List "A must see" Broadway World



Performance Facts

Performance Facts

75 minutes with no intermission

Tickets start at $17.
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What Kind of Show?

What Kind of Show?
Physical theater with live music

Poignant; complex subject matter


Play Before the Play!

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Getting to Know Theatre Re

In a continual state of re-discovering and re-imagining since 2009, Theatre Re develops new work by mining (and miming) the human condition for powerful stories. Working in collaboration with community groups across sectors such as science and public health, the London-based physical theater ensemble devises productions that are, in a word, moving. Known for their rich fusion of sight, sound and story, Theatre Re collides narrative and movement with live music to create unforgettable, thought-provoking theatrical experiences.

Did You Know?

  • To make THE NATURE OF FORGETTING, Theatre Re collaborated with Professor Kate Jeffery of the University College of London's Neuroscience Department. Jeffery, a key collaborator, was present in rehearsals to provide scientific support and guide the physical and visual dramaturgy throughout the 16-month development process.
  • Professor Jeffery wasn't the production's only collaborator. The development process was influenced by workshops and interviews conducted with people living with dementia and their caregivers.
  • Prior to coming to the New Vic, THE NATURE OF FORGETTING garnered rave reviews at the London International Mime Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


All The Way From...

London, England
...London, England


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Attending the Performance

All New Victory venues are located on the north side of 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, and are wheelchair accessible.


The majority of this season's performances are presented at The New Victory, a 499-seat, historic, jewel box theater. Make yourselves at home in our lobbies and stow your stuff in free storage lockers.

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Located just west of The New Victory, the New 42nd Street Studios building is a state-of-the-art, 10-story rehearsal studio/office/theater complex. Productions that require a more intimate space play at The Duke on 42nd Street theater and in the Studios.
Seating varies in these flexible spaces.



All New Victory venues feature snacks and souvenirs for sale, and stroller parking and changing tables are available whenever age-appropriate. Lobby monitors at The New Victory show a live stream of the stage so that you won't miss out if you need to leave your seat.
Read more about all three venues here, including accessibility information.
Please do not bring backpacks or large bags to the theater. All bags are subject to inspection.

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Where To Go

 The Duke on 42nd Street and New 42nd Street Studios
229 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036

 The New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036


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