Hervé

  • The Burton Taylor Studio Oxford Playhouse 11-12 Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2LW UK

A one-man show with music, dance and stories. 

This provocative and humorous show is based on a true story. A busker of French African descent tells the extraordinary tale of his adoption and upbringing by an unconventional white Belgian couple who travelled the world. Delving into issues of race and individuality, the show explores why Hervé is the man he is today. A highly entertaining piece about a deadly serious matter – diversity.

Hervé was nominated for a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival 2012.

"In Hervé I want to give the audience moving and powerful stories, with plenty to think about – and also laugh about. If you are curious about different cultures, music, languages, travel and identity, this is the show for you."

Ages 15+. 1 hour. In the BT Studio. £10.

Tickets for Offbeat shows are available from both the Oxford Playhouse and Old Fire Station. If one seems to be sold out, please check the other - they may have tickets available!

"Entertaining and intelligent, a superb piece of work,"  - Jude Kelly C.B.E. ,  Artistic Director of the Southbank Arts Centre, London

"...Personal stories are naturally emotional, performed with a gentle beauty. His physical confidence can´t hide a vulnerability that is quite stunning..." - 3 Weeks

"...It´s a fascinating, story starting in Mali, West Africa, travelling to France and then onto Britain..."  - The Scotsman

" ...An excellent one-man show..." - Malianstarts

" ...The 60 minutes pass far too quickly..."  - Theatre Full Stop