Tuesday, 18 December 2018

One man’s surprise discovery opens a window to his past

AFTER a hard–drive crash and a near–death experience, Ross Sutherland found himself house–bound with only one

AFTER a hard–drive crash and a near–death experience, Ross Sutherland found himself house–bound with only one thing for company: an old videotape that once belonged to his grandad.

On it were one–and–a–half films, a quiz show and two sit–coms.

In the months that followed, Ross memorised every second and slowly learned how to manipulate the images into telling the story of his life.

The videotape allowed him to open a dialogue with his late grandfather, and eventually helped him confront the illness that nearly ended his life.

Standby For Tape Back–Up is the true story of one man’s journey into synchronicity and madness.



The one–man theatre show was one of the critical hits of last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe and comes to Reading’s South Street on Thursday, as well as Oxford Playhouse’s BT Studio on Thursday, April 9.

See www.readingarts.com or call 0118 960 6060, or www.oxfordplayhouse.com or 01865 305305 as appropriate.



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