Before We Remember


In the moment before you die, what scraps of life will your brain create to flash before your eyes? Before We Remember takes you on a journey into the depths of the mind, leaping through memory, myth and imagination to discover the fantasies we weave before we remember reality.

  An ensemble of people and puppets create a surreal, comic and uplifting world, using Gomito’s unique style of visual theatre to tell a story that will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to travel beyond the limits of their memory.



 Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh

The Junction, Cambridge


‘a verve that is irresistable…a cascade of memorable images’ The Guardian

‘Before We Remember is evidence of a troupe developing an enticing and original theatrical lexicon.’ Ed Fest

 ’breathtaking beauty’ Fringe Review

‘for anyone who enjoys resourceful and imaginative storytelling, Gomito will rarely let you down’ What’s on Stage

Shorlisted for a Total Theatre Award 2008


Deviser/Performer/Puppet Maker: Amelia Bird
Deviser/Performer: Lizzie Franks
Deviser/Performer: Helen Goalen
Composer/Musical Director: Philippa Herrick
Deviser/Performer/Puppet Maker: Javan Hughes
Deviser/Performer: Isabella Marshall
Writer/Director/Designer: Rich Rusk
Deviser/Performer/Producer: Sam Worboys

2nd Version Text by: Rosanna Lowe
2nd Version Musicians: Nick Herrick, Philippa Herrick, Philippa Hogg, Tom Penn