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  • 17 September

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    Testament

    (Germany)

    She She Pop

    Jewellery, legal succession, family trees, gas receipts … just a few of the topics that rose up when fathers and daughters laid their relationships bare.

    Taking to the stage with their real dads, German performance collective She She Pop confronted the complex dynamics between generations with frank tenderness. Shakespeare’s King Lear was the backdrop to an audacious show that integrated film, personal testimony, big-band covers and dance to tackle the realities of ageing, inheritance and parenthood head-on.


    Intensely honest ... awash with love and regret, and a great litany of forgiveness. It searingly exposes the ties that bind, the debts we owe, and the deficits and accumulations of love

    ★ ★ ★ ★

    The Guardian

    Presented by LIFT and the Barbican. A She She Pop production. In coproduction with the Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg and FFT Düsseldorf. Funded by the City of Berlin, the City of Hamburg and the Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. Supported by the Goethe-Institut London.