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Potential Difference

Fragments by Laura Swift and Russell Bender

Melding ancient and modern, Fragments asks whether the way we see the world is really how it is.

This event is part of the FiRST BiTES season
  • Thu 19 Oct – Sat 21 Oct, 7:45pm


  • FiRST BiTES shows - £5 in advance or £8 on the door
  • Full

Venue: Upstairs

Please note that, regrettably, the upstairs theatre is not currently accessible for wheelchair users.

Book /  Box office: 020 7582 7680

We can’t help putting together what’s been lost or destroyed. Whoever we are, whatever we do, we’re all detectives, puzzle-solvers, archaeologists. Our brains take tiny pieces of information and turn them into a story that we think makes sense.

Fragments is inspired by the stories we tell ourselves from the scraps we have, and the gaps that we can’t quite fill. At its heart is the lost myth of Cresphontes, a boy brought up to avenge his murdered father and brothers. Piecing his story together takes us on a journey through the fragments of our own lives: receipts, childhood memories, things half heard and misunderstood.


Feedback from Potential Difference's previous productions:

"A well-researched, cleverly constructed and superbly acted out piece... a rather innovative and magical piece of theatre" ***** One Stop Arts on Game of Life

"Making complex ideas emotionally engaging and allowing philosophical concepts to be looked at in fresh and subtle ways, Game of Life is a fascinating play." Exeunt Magazine on Game of Life

“An imaginative, well-crafted work about the perils of sharing online which stays with you, even as you tweet how much you enjoyed it” **** Culture Whisperer on Darknet

“ enticing invitation into those still-uncharted regions of the digital landscape” - Exeunt Magazine on Darknet


  • Thu 19 Oct, 7:45pm
  • Fri 20 Oct, 7:45pm
  • Sat 21 Oct, 7:45pm

Written by Laura Swift and Russell Bender

Produced by Potential Difference

Directed by Russell Bender

Additional information

Image by George Simkin

Book /  Box office: 020 7582 7680

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