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Potential Difference presents the world premiere of FRAGMENTS

“You. Here. Take them! Your own sliver of this story. These are the scraps that remain. You must help me weave a spell.”

Three papyrologists pore over some tattered fragments of papyrus, two thousand years old. Could they be the remnants of a lost masterpiece? The Muse, Daughter of Memory, is about to bring these shadowy lines to life...

FRAGMENTS searches for the myth of Aeyptus, a boy brought up to avenge his murdered father and brothers. Piecing his story together will take you on a journey around the fragments of your own life: memories, conjectures, things half-heard.

Springing from the one surviving scene and scattered bits of text of an otherwise lost play by Euripides, FRAGMENTS is an inventive, exhilarating adventure to the spaces in between.


“A brilliantly constructed and performed piece of theatre” Exeunt on Potential Difference’s Game of Life

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Mobile captions will be available at all performances of FRAGMENTS from 6 May onwards.
We can provide a small number of suitable mobile devices for audience members who wish to use captions but are unable to use their own device. Please email access@potentialdifference.org.uk to reserve a device.

FRAGMENTS was originally developed with support from Ovalhouse, East 15 Acting School and the Jerwood Space and is supported by the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust and The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

The production is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

We do not accept Amex.

To be announced.

Co-Writer – Laura Swift
Director and co-writer – Russell Bender
Designer – Lucy Sierra
Sound Designer/Composer – Jon McLeod
Lyricist – Victoria Saxton
Puppetry Director – Jess Mabel Jones
Lighting Designer – Sherry Coenen

With additional material devised by Tom Espiner, Ben Hadley, Bella Heesom, Alistair Toovey and Sarah Quist.

Inspired by fragments of Euripides’ lost tragedy Cresphontes.

Commissioned and produced by Potential Difference.
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Suitable for age 12+
THIS PRODUCTION runs for approximately 1h 30 mins.
Tickets (All unreserved)

General Admission £22.00.
£18.00 on Preview nights only.

Concession £15 (under 26, over 60, unemployed, student, industry member eg Equity).

10 for £10.00 cheap tickets for those who need them!


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