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Victor Esses presents 
The Death & Life of All of Us

Tuesday 18th & Wednesday19th June 2024

Cafe / Bar open:              11:00

Doors to theatre:             19:30

Tickets:                                 £15 full, £7.50 concession, Suitable for Over 65, Under 18, Student, Artist, Unemployment Benefit, Disability Benefit. Please note proof of concession eligibility may be asked for upon arrival at the box office.
Complimentary tickets are available for PAs supporting those with access requirements.)
 £3 No questions (limited to 8 and online only)
Running Time:                    Approx. 60mins
Age Rec:                               12+
Covid-19 Policy: We are no longer operating social distancing, and face coverings are encouraged but not mandatory–our policy is reviewed fortnightly.

Mixing documentary footage, storytelling, and live-music, The Death & Life of All of Us is a funny and poignant exploration of family secrets, shame, and embracing our imperfections.

Victor Esses explores family secrets, shame, and embracing our imperfections.

Can we live authentically without hurting ourselves - or someone else?

At 19, Victor found his long-lost great-aunt Marcelle in Rome. She'd moved from Judaism to Christianity, Lebanon to Italy, changed her name and kept a life-long secret. He started making a documentary about her life. 20 years later, he still hasn’t completed it…

The Death & Life of All of Us comes to Alphabetti Theatre after a sell-out premiere at Soho Theatre, London and a full run at Summerhall during Edinburgh Fringe 2023.

Victor Esses is a Jewish-Lebanese Latinx queer performance artist, whose practice centres biographical stories of belonging, resilience, and intimacy.

‘A beautiful story spanning continents and generations’ ★★★★★ A Younger Theatre

“tremendous piece of performance” Your Harlow

“Visually rich… a celebration of experimentation on and off stage”

The Scotsman


“There is a delightful softness to Esses, both in his performance style and writing… there is real tenderness here and emotional connection”

The Stage


“Something that will stay with you… and you will open your heart.”

British Theatre ★★★★

★★★★  Arts Desk, The Student, Reviews Hub

Written and performed by Victor Esses

Music written and performed by Enrico Aurigemma

Directed by Yorgos Petrou

Dramaturgy by Lou Cope

Movement by Jenni Jackson

Lights by Amy Daniels

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