Brighton Festival: BERLIN - True Copy
Based on the true story of possibly the most successful art forger in the world, BERLIN uses its genre-curious style to expose the hypocrisy of the art world. When police tracked down Geert Jan Jansen (and more than 1,600 forged works of Picasso, Dalí, Matisse and Hockney) they put a stop to 20-year career that fooled the art world. Inspired by his story, True Copy explores the constant balancing act required to keep fiction and reality seamless in order to preserve one man's life - and his deceit of the entire art world. What is the truth, and what does it matter, when a fakery is just as accomplished as the real thing? When is it better to play along with an elaborate lie that diverts from the truth?
Co-presented with Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts. Supported by the Flemish Governement. Co-producers – deSingel (Antwerp, BE), le CENTQUATRE (Paris, FR), Het Zuidelijk Toneel (Tilburg, NL), Brighton Festival (UK), C-TAKT, (Limburg, BE), Theaterfestival Boulevard (Den Bosch, NL), PACT Zollverein (Essen, DE).
The duration of this event is 80 minutes, with no interval.
Post-show conversation Thursday 23 May with Bart Baele (co-director of Berlin) and Alison Thomson (journalist).
The following access tickets can be booked online: spaces for wheelchair users, seats with flat floor access, best seats for sightlines of captions / BSL interpretation (when applicable). For guidance about online booking and for further information about accessibility at the venue see our Access page here.
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Box Office Opening Times
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Dates & Times
Thursday 23 May, 20198:00pm
Friday 24 May, 20198:00pm
Saturday 25 May, 20198:00pm
Sunday 26 May, 20198:00pm