“Deborah is great performer, someone with sensitivity and the ability to balance an audience on the edge of a narrative knife.”
“An act of quiet generosity. *****”
“Delicate, ever-changing… For a show that is nominally about the future, the piece says as much – perhaps more – about the present moment. ****”
Lyn Gardner for the Guardian
“I loved the melancholic quietness of Deborah Pearson’s The Future Show”
“Deborah Pearson’s exquisitely sad The Future Show”
“Beautiful and desperately sad, Deborah Pearson’s The Future Show was a hit in Edinburgh this summer”
British Council USA
“Some of the most moving performances we saw relied on very little else than the obvious talent of the performer. Ranging from Deborah Pearson’s The Future Show, in which she narrates, in beautifully-written prose, the rest of her life beginning from the end of the show until her last days, to Akash Odedra’s masterful blend of South Asian and contemporary dance in Rising.”
“A moving piece… The Future Show is one of the best solo performances to be presented at Fusebox”
“I have to start by saying that Deborah Pearson’s The Future Show is one of my favorite pieces so far this year—deceptively simple, funny, artful, tender”
“Perhaps it is about protection – an act that seems to look forward and, indeed, to impact upon the future, but really functioning in the present: an antidote to current anxieties, one that makes the next step possible, wherever its tread may fall. Pearson’s openness suddenly looks quite brave. Her show far more than the cold, calculated conceptual turn it first seemed”
@matttrueman: Deborah Pearson’s The Future Show
@battersea_arts is a real treat. A tender, meditative attempt to find a foothold on life’s uncertainties.
@tomcreed1980: Deborah Pearson. The Future Show. 9pm tomorrow. Go to Kinsale. That is all. It’s FANTASTIC
@gatetheatre: The Future Show
@ForestFringe is completely beautiful. All of a sudden it breaks your heart. (CH)
@shysecretagent‘s The Future Show is remarkable. Conceptually brilliant and so moving. I’m overwhelmed. I predict she’ll bring it back.
@oxdowne: Am forever asked “why tell this story now.” @shysecretagent’s The Future Show at BAC answers that in the best way possible.