The Brogan Davison Show is a stand-up performance that critically explores the act of staging a ‘self’ within the complicated world of identity politics and representation. Dancing on a fine line of lowbrow entertainment and highbrow contemporary performance art, The Brogan Davison Show rarely manages to please everyone in the room, despite it’s very best effort.
In the show, Brogan Davison, a socially awkward, self-deprecating and mentally unstable English woman, attempts to give the performance of a lifetime. She shares stories from her working class upbringing in England, re-lives being a backing singer in her Dad’s Rock and roll cover band and has a philosophical conversation with a mic-stand.
At its core this vulnerable and hilarious show celebrates failure and the beauty and liberation that can be found within it. As smart as it is naive, The Brogan Davison Show is many things, but mostly a declaration of love for anyone who is looking to find a meaningful place in the world.
The Brogan Davison Show is the newest work of the award-winning group Dance For Me, lead by performance makers Pétur Ármannsson (IS) and Brogan Davison (UK). Located within the field of real fiction, their work explores the relationship of a lived life and it’s representation and tackles questions that arise from the act of staging a ‘self’ through their trademark vulnerable and off-key approach to performance making. The Brogan Davison Show has been shown in Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam (HOL), Fabbrica Europa (IT), Meteor Festival (NO), Rosendal Teater (NO), Everybody’s Spectacular (ISL) and Reykjavík Dance Festival (ISL).
Concept and creation: Brogan Davison
Dramaturg: Pétur Ármannsson
Artistic support: Ingrid Vranken and Samara Hersch
Co-production: Indiciplinarte (IT), Das Theatre School (NL), Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam (NL), BIT Teatregarasjen (NO), Rosendal Theatre (NO)