Performance maker Sylvia Rimat follows the aspirational and possibly impossible goal to present a show never to be forgotten by its audience members – not a single one. By introducing memory tasks and techniques and applying them to the stage situation, the audience is systematically trained to remember – hopefully forever.

I guess if the stage exploded… aims to explore and interlink ideas on memory, presence and sight, whilst trying to understand our urge to be commemorated. The show draws on memory techniques taken from popular science books and on models of remembering, borrowed from several disciplines.

Rimat is joined on stage by several performers from around the world who support her mission live via Skype, and a living Eagle Owl.

The show was developed in consultation with specialists from Bristol Neuroscience, Experimental Psychology, Hypnotherapy and the Centre for Death and Society in Bath, to get advise on how the performance could be remembered and to find out more about the desire of many of us, to be remembered.



I Guess If The Stage Exploded... is like nothing I've ever seen before. Rimat is wonderfully deadpan; understated, yet quirkily charismatic.
Three Weeks, Edinburgh 2013 Theatre Review, ★★★★
A wonderfully inventive performance, that not only questions the nature of performance spectating but also offers tantalising theatrical joy.
A Younger Theatre
I'd recommend catching Ms Rimat if you have the opportunity; she's a unique, charming and thoughtful talent.
Gscene Magazine
There is such a strange menagerie of ideas brought into play in this show that it would be hard to forget
Total Theatre