Join me, Francesca Beard, your sham-shaman, on an epic adventure through a wasteland of lies, fictions, and wikipedia facts. Through a series of encounters in this underworld of untruth you will explore lies in their many forms, from political spin, to polite half-truths: ‘We live in a meritocracy” to “thank you Grandma, I love this cardigan.”
How to Survive… explores our new “post-truth” world that’s had enough of experts and asks what is the global cost of make-believe, what is a lie made of and can the truth set us free?
How to Survive a Post-Truth Apocalypse toured across the UK in 2018.
It was developed with support from Arts Council England, Apples and Snakes, Cambridge Junction and Roundhouse.
Writer & Performer: Francesca Beard
Director & Dramaturg: Rob Watt
Producer: Tom MacAndrew
Lighting Design: Charlie Morgan Jones
Video & Costume Design: Shawn Soh
Sound Design: Jethro Cooke
Poster Design: Matthew Mifsud
Production photographs by Claire Haigh
Developed from the show ‘A Lie’, a collaboration between Francesca Beard and Hannah Jane Walker, and with support from: Improbable, Apples and Snakes, Cambridge Junction & Roundhouse