Page extent: 128
ISBN: 9781783192953
Binding: PaperBack

The Future Show

Deborah Pearson

PaperBack (03 Nov 2015)

The Future Show is a piece that tells the story of Deborah’s future, starting from the end of the performance and going until the end of her life, that is consistently re-written to be both site and time specific. It is a Sisyphean task of a show, examining the mundane, the uncertain, and the fragility of our futures.

The Future Show toured internationally for two years, with a new script written for every iteration. It has been performed in the USA, Canada, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Ireland and throughout the UK. 

With an Introduction by Tim Etchells, Founder of Forced Entertainment

The Future Show was developed with a grant from Arts Council England and with support-in-kind from BAC, Amhurst Republic and MAKE in Ireland.

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781783192953
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 128


‘Delicate, ever-changing… For a show that is nominally about the future, the piece says as much – perhaps more – about the present moment.’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian ****

‘A testament to Pearson’s astonishing skill as a writer.’ Andrew Haydon, Whatsonstage *****

‘Deborah Pearson’s The Future Show is one of my favorite pieces so far this year—deceptively simple, funny, artful, tender’ Katherine Catmull, Fusebox

‘A tender, meditative attempt to find a foothold on life’s uncertainties.’ Matt Trueman

The Future Show is remarkable. Conceptually brilliant and so moving.’ Dan Rebellato

'Pearson quietly but captivatingly takes us through the minutes, days, months and years ahead, dancing lightly over ideas around time, death and the constant, anxious quest for certainty in a chaotic world' Catherine Love, Exeunt