Borges and I

Fringe Sell-Out Idle Motion return with their stunning Total Theatre Award nominated show Borges and I, exploring the life of visionary writer Jorge Borges and his remarkable work. Integrating creative stagecraft, innovative video projection and beautiful physicality, hundreds of books transform into a plethora of images, from a flock of birds to a city skyline, from an airplane to a universe of libraries.

Moving seamlessly between the worlds of Borges’ work and his readership, a vivid portrait is revealed of a man on the brink of blindness. Intertwined with this narrative is the tender story of a couple meeting at a haphazard book-group, brought together through their shared love of literature.

Developed in association with the New Diorama Theatre and Greenwich Theatre, Idle Motion are one of the countries leading young visual theatre companies who tour both nationally and internationally to critical acclaim. As with all of their work Idle Motion interweave the ordinary poetry inherent in our everyday lives with startling visual staging, revealing a beautiful musing on our relationships with books and the impact they have throughout our lives. 

"A poetic and visual feast...deeply powerful... a true ensemble piece" 
The Stage