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  • 2014

    Brixton, Belgium

    The show

    The Lost Grannies is an interactive tragi-comic walk-about performance; small in scale but with a big impact, as public spaces are interrupted by 2 colourful old ladies, disorientated and in need of assistance!

    Arresting visual imagery and full-mask choreography animate the roaming grannies as they accost passersby, looking for their home…or somewhere to make a new one… Navigating busy streets, engaging incidental audiences in direction-deducing, good-old-times-reminiscing, pavement-dancing, the inquisitive grannies are easily distracted from their quest by any passing activity they find!

    Audiences are drawn in by the nostalgically comic duo, so out of place, yet reminiscent of ‘Gran’, as they attempt domestic routines in public locations and charm you into helping them.

    Tackling issues of care for the elderly, community support systems and ageing populations, The Lost Grannies playfully raises ideas around our personal response to old people, bringing questions of preconception and overpopulation onto the streets in a dynamic, immediate way.


    Kati Francis
    Ariza Barcina
    Eva Parets
    Isabel Castro Jung


    • “Can you come home with us?”


    • “Really moving, you just want to play with them!”


    • “Naughty grannies! So much fun!”


    • “They say so much without saying anything!”


    • “Every festival needs these grannies! Careful they are not so innocent!”


    • “My favourite Grannies! So great to have!”

      Maria Santos, director Brixton Come Together Festival

    • “So beautiful, thank you for bringing your magical Grannies to our festival”

      Sébastien Goderniaux, street theatre programmer, Esperanzah! Festival, Belgium

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