At 19, Victor found his long-lost great-aunt Marcelle in Rome. She’d moved from Judaism to Christianity, Lebanon to Italy, changed her name and kept a life-long secret. Inspired by her strength and her rebellion, Victor started making a documentary about her life. 20 years later, he still hasn’t finished it…
Mixing home videos, storytelling, and live-music, The Death & Life of All of Us is a funny and poignant exploration of belonging, resilience and an unexpected connection to the past that refuses to let go.
Following a sell-out premiere at London’s Soho Theatre and an award-winning run at Summerhall in Edinburgh Fringe 2023, Jewish-Lebanese-Latinx queer performance artist Victor Esses brings his unique storytelling to The Lowry’s stage.
In partnership with Tsitsit Fringe
Praise for Victor’s work “Visually rich… a celebration of experimentation on and off stage”
“There is a delightful softness to Esses, both in his performance style and writing… there is real tenderness here and emotional connection”
“Something that will stay with you… and you will open your heart.”
“A beautiful story spanning continents and generations”
A Younger Theatre