Fri 22-Sun 24 May
Commissioned by Northern Stage and Battersea Arts Centre
Written by Chris Thorpe, developed and directed by Rachel Chavkin
If you pinned me against a wall, I’d probably admit to being a liberal.
Of course, pinning me against a wall is exactly what I’d expect from someone like you.
Confirmation is a show about the gulfs we can’t talk across, and about the way we choose to see only the evidence that proves we’re right.
With an election looming, and new voices appearing in mainstream UK politics, Chris Thorpe and The TEAM Artistic Director Rachel Chavkin examine the phenomenon of confirmation bias through an honourable dialogue, real and imagined, with political extremism. To find out how we believe what we believe, and how we can end up so far apart.
Fringe First award winner – 2014
‘Rachel Chavkin’s fast-moving, kinetic production offers us an absolutely compelling performance from a man who is fast becoming one of the most powerful performers in the UK’
The Scotsman ★★★★
‘Thorpe and director Rachel Chavkin energetically take a liberal Fringe audience to the edge of the abyss of belief and hang them over the side in a conversation for our times.’
The Independent ★★★★
‘…an 80 minute-show that makes the brain both hurt and buzz’
The Guardian ★★★★
Post Show 23 May 8pm
Image Credit Arnim Friess