How to Survive a Post-Truth Apocalypse
Francesca Beard

A show for anyone who's ever claimed to have read the terms and conditions.
A show for anyone who's ever wondered if the truth can set them free.

Francesca Beard is one of the most successful spoken word artists in the UK, and has developed innovative work such as Chinese Whispers and Animal Olympics. Her latest show explores our post-truth world that's had enough of experts but not enough of Donald Trump.

Through a series of encounters in an underworld of untruth the audience explore lies in their many forms, from political spin, to polite half-truths: "We live in a meritocracy"; “Thank you Grandma, I love this cardigan." 

Beard’s charisma and humour is so sparkling
— Exeunt
Photo credit: Suzi Corker Photography

Photo credit: Suzi Corker Photography

2018 Tour Dates

19 February | SOUTHAMPTON, 451 City @ NST City
17 March | LONDON, Rich Mix
21 March | CANTERBURY, Marlowe Studio

17 - 19 May | LONDON, Battersea Arts Centre
22 May | NORWICH, Norwich Arts Centre
1 June | POOLE, The Lighthouse


Show credits

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
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


Production photos and banner image credit: Claire Haigh