The Marlowe
Let Your Hands Sing In The Silence

Let Your Hands Sing In The Silence

A performance for one actor - and a migrant community - to recreate their own personal history from memory.

Are we shaped by our memories? If you leave your birthplace behind, does that change what you remember? And what happens when you try to revisit those memories, in a new place?

Robert Lučkay was born in the Hungarian-speaking part of Slovakia in 1976. At least five generations of his family have lived in Kosiče and in the small, rural villages nearby. Over the course of almost ten hours of interviews, Maria Aberg maps his family tree and asks him to recreate what he remembers – and those he remembers – on stage.

In a visual, physical performance that blends documentary theatre with movement and music, The Marlowe’s resident company PROJEKT EUROPA brings together a multilingual, migrant ensemble to share their own memories alongside Lučkay’s, interweaving their stories to create something communal out of what at first seems individual.

Director Maria Aberg
Performer Robert Lučkay
Movement director Ayse Tashkiran
Set and costume designer Ana Inés Jabares-Pita
Associate set & costume design – QianEr Jin
Lighting designer – Cheng Keng
Video designer – Jeffrey Choy
Sound & composition – Jovana Backovic

Photograph by Chris Bishop


Let Your Hands Sing In The Silence