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John Eliot Gardiner, Apphia Campbell, The Nature of Forgetting, Reviewing at the Edinburgh Festivals

Live from Edinburgh with guests including Sir John Eliot Gardiner on Monteverdi at 450, Apphia Campbell, and Guillaume Pigé, director of physical theatre company Theatre Re.

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, who has devoted much of his long and distinguished career to the revival of early music, discusses his latest project Monteverdi 450, an international tour of Claudio Monteverdi's three surviving operas in celebration of his 450th anniversary.

Apphia Campbell's one-woman show, Woke, interweaves the story of two women, 42 years apart, who become involved in the struggle for civil rights. One, notorious Black Panther Assata Shakur, the other Ambrosia, a present day university student caught up in Black Lives Matter in Ferguson.

Two critics - Gayle Anderson, comedy reviewer for the Herald, and Chiara Margiotta, deputy editor of Ed Fest Magazine - discuss their experiences of this year's Edinburgh Festivals.

Inspired by recent neurobiological research and interviews with people living with dementia, Theatre Re's The Nature of Forgetting is a part-mime, part-theatre show which focuses on Tom, a 55-year-old man, embroiled in the tangled threads of his disappearing memories. Guillaume Pigé, artistic director of Theatre Re, talks about the music, movement and energy that he uses to tell the story.

Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Edwina Pitman.

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30 minutes


  • Apphia Campbell

    Duration: 06:06

  • Reviewing at the Ediburgh Festivals

    Duration: 06:35

  • The Nature of Forgetting

    Duration: 05:18

  • Sir John Eliot Gardiner

    Duration: 08:35

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Sir John Eliot Gardiner is conducting a performance of L'incoronazione di Poppea by the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists to celebrate Monteverdi at 450 at The Usher Hall, Edinburgh on 17 August 2017, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

Image: Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Image credit: Sim Canetty-Clarke

Apphia Campbell

Apphia Campbell

Apphia Campbell's play Woke is at  the Guilded Ballon Teviot from 20 - 28 August 2017, as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


Image: Apphia Campbell


The Nature of Forgetting

The Nature of Forgetting by Theatre Re is at the Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh until 27 August 2017 , as part of the Edinburgh Fringe.


Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Apphia Campbell
Interviewed Guest Gayle Anderson
Interviewed Guest Chiara Margiotta
Interviewed Guest Guillaume Pige
Interviewed Guest John Eliot Gardiner
Presenter John Wilson
Producer Edwina Pitman


  • Wed 16 Aug 2017 19:15

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