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Date: 9th, 10th and 11th October, 12.30 - 14.30 and 16.30 - 18.30 

Location: Gold Caravan, River Walkway outside Tate Modern, SE1 9TG

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The public were asked to make an appointment with the helpful hostesses to retrieve a half-forgotten moment from a past, they may well have had. Each appointment lasted ten minutes and starred you at a critical tipping point in your life, with supporting roles played by Emma and Rachel. Refreshing, gently provocative and was extremely funny.

The Department of Unreliable Memoirs took place in a tiny office aka the gold caravan, a government department that time and economic rationalism forgot. It furnished a single audience member with an intimate, playful and immersive encounter. Created and hosted by Rachel Blackman and Emma Kilbey, The Department invoked and unlocked the world of the imagination; which had no currency or financial value but was limitless, profound and enriching.

About Stillpoint Theatre:

Stillpoint produces the work of Rachel Blackman with a core team of collaborators and associates. Geoff Hense is head of Technical Management, Emma Kilbey and Emma Roberts are regular collaborators and Stillpoint is produced by Lucy Moore. They create powerful theatre that combines integral physical language with mischievous humour and cinematic intimacy.

Rachel Blackman:

Rachel Blackman is an award winning performer, actress, theatre maker and Artistic Director of Stillpoint. She created and performed the critically acclaimed Triptych: Three Attempts at Love for the Brighton Festival and Fringe in 2011. In May 2012, Rachel and long time Stillpoint collaborator Emma Kilbey premiere their micro project The Department of Unreliable Memoirs (DUM) as part of The Nightingale Theatre’s Dip Your Toe Programme at the Brighton Fringe Festival and then again as part of Campsite at the PULSE and Greenwich Festivals in Summer 2012.
Rachel trained (WAAPA) and worked as an actress in Australia before relocating to England where she is now based. Recent credits include Billy Cowie’s Ghosts in the Machine, the improvised Katy & Rach (Jibba Jabba Productions), the Ornate Johnson’s The Ministry of Biscuits and Mississippi, she also played Charra in Matrix Revolutions (Time Warner, AOL). Earlier solo work, Aperture won best script at the Sydney Fringe Festival for TRS and an ABC Radio National commission. Rachel lives in Brighton, England with her quixotic boyfriend and uncommonly relaxed cat.

Earlier Event: 29 September
Later Event: 10 October