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The Midnight Soup

February 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - February 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm


A dinner-performance exploring life, death, memory and the passing of time.

Together, we gather to make and eat The Midnight Soup.

Together, we gather to listen to a story, and to share our own.

The Midnight Soup tells the story, of an unremarkable woman, who every day, sat down to meticulously record the facts of her life in a diary, until one early summer day, she chose to end her own life.

Part monologue, part cookery class and part discussion, The Midnight Soup is the love letter of a grandson to his grandmother. It is also an edible memorial, celebrating a life lived to the rhythm of the seasons.

For I have known them all already, known them all; 
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons, 
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons; 
I know the voices dying with a dying fall 
Beneath the music from a farther room. 
So how should I presume? 
T.S. Elliott, The Love-Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Written and performed by Leo Burtin, devised in collaboration with Mark Whitelaw, The Midnight Soup is an intimate performance meal, for sixteen guests at a time.

Part of Taste of Gulbenkian Festival


February 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
February 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
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The Gulbenkian
University of Kent
Canterbury, CT27NB United Kingdom
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01227 769075

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