A Seventh Man
Pinchbeck & Smith’s immersive performance is inspired by A Seventh Man, the highly influential 1975 book about migration by John Berger and Jean Mohr. Using verbatim interviews and photography the piece is part slideshow, part documentary, part adaptation, and explores and explodes the book to mark its 45th anniversary. It suggests that Berger and Mohr’s book has grown more relevant today than ever. Three performers act out its portraits of a generation of young men who travel across a continent in search of a better life. A Seventh Man takes place in a mobile research centre based at Primary. Supported by Arts Council England through the National Lottery, the project is commissioned by Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, New Perspectives and Nottingham Playhouse.