Foresight — The Concert Performance
    By Max Mason & Ben Cole

    19:30, Sat 11th November 2023 at Fitzpatrick Hall
    Michaelmas Week 5

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    Mental illness
    References to suicide

    The Concert Performance of a new, original musical: Foresight

    In 1996, the renowned auteur-translator Giovanni Pontiero has been diagnosed with AIDS — and it’s fatal. Staving off medication, his sole ambition is to translate the last great work of Portuguese novelist Saramago: a blistering dystopia called Blindness. Yet, whilst Pontiero himself loses his sight, the question of his life’s work hangs in the balance: will he be able to finish his translation before the time runs out?

    A heartfelt portrayal of the grave particulars of one man’s final days during the AIDS crisis, this remarkable, true story of queer expression asks us to question our responsibilities to our art, work and each other, posing the question: how far would we go for what we believe is true to us?

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    Giovanni Pontiero
    José Saramago

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