More Heat Than Light
  • London Fringe

Eighteen-year-old Alex (Ashley Hodgson) sits alone in his grandparents old, decaying living-room on New Cross Road, the first person there in years. Hes been up all night, flicking through photos, listening to records, re-living the vibrant history that once occupied these walls. With a few hours until Nans funeral, Alex uses warmth energy and wit to guide the audience through the colourful tales of his ancestors, trying to reconcile the grand stories of the past with the difficult reality that dominated the end of her life. Based heavily on the writers real family history, and using detailed design, original music and a powerful central performance, More Heat Than Light provides a unique insight into a young persons mind, exploring how our sense of history can shape our identity.