Tickets £7 (£5 concs)
"I’ll tell you what excites us, Anne. It’s because you’re of the here and now. You’re in the moment and of the moment. You’re real."
In response to The Treatment - where it’s material that matters – this Almeida Questions panel delves into the worldwide fascination with constructed realities in art and in life. When you sell your story - is your life still your own? In the golden age of social media - where immaculately contrived worlds are labelled as real life - what is the cost? Can truth be traced in art at all?
The panel includes Anita Biressi, Professor of Media and Communications at Roehampton; Bella Younger, comedian and author of Deliciously Stella and producer Nick Arnold. Dani Parr, Director of Almeida Participation, chairs.
Almeida Questions is an eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage. In each discussion, invited panellists dig into the key issues and ideas emerging from the show.
Thurs 25 May
Bella Younger is a comedian who has had a seemingly stratospheric rise. Since debuting at The Edinburgh Festival in 2015, she’s been named as one of Glamour magazine’s top 8 female comedians and as one of the Evening Standard’s most influential Londoners.
You’re most likely to recognise her from her Instagram account ‘Deliciously Stella,’ which currently boasts 140,000 followers, has spawned a book, a podcast, highly successful live show and a BBC3 sketch.
Deliciously Stella has reached international acclaim, seeing Bella appear everywhere from the cover of The Times to being the top trending topic worldwide on Buzzfeed, being viewed over 1 million times. Just don’t ask her if she ‘eats clean.’