Remembering You like something I’d Forgotten

by Louise Buchler

Lives entwined at a single moment.

Miles has a fear of beetroot while Ingrid cannot stop cutting herself. Grace is still looking but Joseph wants his mother to remember. Clementine has a secret and Josephine is still waiting for her husband to walk through the door. Pandora is just having a bad day.

At the scene of an accident, seven lives converge.

Reviews for Remembering You like something I’d Forgotten

“A meditation on memory. Sometimes to forget is to have no roots; sometimes to remember is to have no future. Faultlessly performed, this poignant piece looks at remembering and forgetting in different life stories. The seemingly disparate threads are cleverly woven together.” Cue (2007)

“How do you feel about your memories? Like you, the seven characters of Remembering You Like Something I’d Forgotten each have memories they can’t erase, and important details they just can’t recall. With few props or effects for company, their memories are stitched together to try and make sense of it all. Remembering gets bonus points for impressive physical set-pieces and crossing languages convincingly… this is a cute, well-constructed drama that might make you remember that ‘thing’, you know, that ‘thing’, that you’d forgotten.” Channel 24

“A beautifully written and directed piece about memory, identity, and relationships, performed by a talented and committed cast. Sensitive and courageous ensemble work enables multifaceted explorations of remembering and forgetting. Recommended.” Cue (2008)


(2007) Benjamin Dlamini | Jacqueline Keevy | Merise Knock | Avershree Maistry | Mbo Mtshali | Kiara Worth | Thobeka Zimu.

(2008) Benjamin Dlamini | Avershree Maistry | Arifani Moyo | Mbo Mtshali | Lillian Southey | Kiara Worth | Thobeka Zimu.

Creative Team

Directors: Hazel Barnes & Julia Stubbs | Designer: Jackie Keevy.

Performance dates

4-7 July 2007 at Kinetics Theatre, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa *WORLD PREMIERE

26 June-5 July 2008 at Vicky’s, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa