The Archive of Educated Hearts
Lion House Theatre, Joanne Hartstone, and Holden Street Theatres present
ADELAIDE FRINGE 2019 REVIEWS
"★★★★ - At 40 minutes, The Archive of Educated Hearts flies by but the ideas brought up in this touching performance, which are suffused with kindness, gentleness and humour, linger long after the show has finished." - FEST Magazine
“For as long as I can remember I have harboured an inarticulate heart…”
Scrawled diary entries and dog-eared photo albums unfold to reveal a delicate glimpse into the fragments of absolute joy & incomprehensible heartbreak that make up a lifetime. You're invited to step inside this unique immersive storytelling installation to discover honest & personal accounts of kindness, courage, friendship & family.
An award-winning production crafted from true stories of families facing breast cancer, written and performed by Casey Jay Andrews.
More about Casey Jay Andrews in The Archive of Educated Hearts:
"Breast cancer is a delicate subject close to the heart of UK writer, designer and theatre-maker Casey Jay Andrews. Life goes on, for the lucky ones. And those who emerge from the pit of despair often commit what little time they have left to the important things in life: family and friends." - The Advertiser
Breast cancer touches many families and is the most common cancer among women in Australia. The Archive of Educated Hearts explores our long-term thinking and worrying about the future's uncertainty. Casey's performance reminds us of our precious life and that we should be making the most out of every day we have in this world. It provides a message that should be experienced by everyone - whether breast cancer has touched your life or not!
Read more at: https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/entertainment/adela...
Accolades for The Archive of Educated Hearts
WINNER - Scotsman Fringe First Award 2018
Hidden Gem of 2018 Edinburgh Fringe - Fringe Review
Featured in The Scotsman's "10 Must-See Theatre Shows" at 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival
International Praise for The Archive of Educated Hearts
"★★★★★ - A narrative masterpiece with a philosophical focus" - Fringe Biscuit
"★★★★★ - The language of her prose is extroadinary, illuminating, and expressive...Casey Jay Andrews has crafted a truly unique experience" - Fringe Review
“★★★★ - A show of quiet fragile magic...[Andrews is] a disarmingly informal performer... Blending personal storytelling with philosophical reflections on the need for human kindness” - The List.
"★★★★ - Step into The Archive, and consider the beauty found in our humanity...A profound place of vulnerability...completely enchanting" - Edinburgh Guide
“★★★★ - Her writing is so thoughtful and delicate…it weaves a golden thread around and through this difficult subject" - The Scotsman.
"★★★★ - Each centimetre is marked by the labour of love” - Ed Fest Mag
"★★★★ - Comforting and compelling… This quiet but powerful show is unlike most that you'll find at the Edinburgh Fringe” - Fringe Guru
"★★★★ - Eliciting giggles as well as tears through poetic language and relaxed delivery” - Spy in the Stalls
"★★★★ - A unique experience that leaves one both heartbroken & incredibly privileged to have taken part” - ThreeWeeks Edinburgh
★★★★ - Broadway Baby
“Show I really loved yesterday was ‘The Archive of Educated Hearts’ about families living with breast cancer. Empathy, sympathy and wisdom… A beautiful, exquisitely understated piece of storytelling" - Stage Door
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The Archive of Educated Hearts
Genre: Theatre / Installation
Duration: 40 mins
Dates: 12 Feb - 16 Mar
Weekdays: 6:15pm and 7:15pm
Weekends: 3:30pm, 4:30pm & 5:3opm
Cheap Tuesday: $18.00
Companion Card holders welcome.
Venue: The Manse
HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all during the 2019 Adelaide Fringe.
Unfortunately, accessible seating is not available in The Manse. Please contact staff if you wish to see The Archive of Educated Hearts and you require accessible seating.
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