How to Survive a Post-Truth Apocalypse

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.

A brilliant one-woman show
— The Play's the Thing
Beard’s charisma and humour is sparkling
— Exeunt
Beautiful wordsmithery
— Everything Theatre

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

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