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The Argus MAY 24, 2010 - by Emily-Ann Elliott
THIS IS TALES OF THE AFTERLIVES
Brighton Dome Concert Hall, May 22
The question of life after death is one which has been much debated over the years. Based on David Eagleman's book Sum: Forty Tales From The Afterlives, this show provided twelve possibilities of what happens after we die.
Each possibility was outlined by a "reader", a diverse cast chosen from Brighton to represent the local community and Eagleman himself also told one of the stories.
Accompanied by music from Brian Eno and visual images of people's faces by Wordsalad's Nick Robertson, each story offered a completely different explanation of the afterlife.
One reader suggested we relive all of the moments in our life grouped together, so you spend two hundred days straight in the shower, years years sleeping and three weeks realising you are wrong.
Another said heaven is like your real life, but only made up of the people you know, and one suggested you are judged against different versions of yourself - either more or less successful.
Although each reader's explanation was totally different, they were bound together by the idea of possibility.
Funny, thoughtful and at times life-affirming, this was a show for anyone who loves stories and one that left you thinking long after it had finished.