by Bush Moukarzel
after Marcel Proust
(with Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin,
T S Eliot, William Shakespeare, Don DeLillo,
Charlie Kaufman and Orson Welles)

It’s human to seek out what hurts us

Marcel Proust

Souvenir tells the story of a life through a freewheeling exploration of
memory, jealousy and time. Music, magic tricks, goldfish, Shakespeare, Beyoncé,
Bruce Springsteen and Proust collide in an attempt to compress the longest
novel ever written into 55 minutes.

Performed by Bush Moukarzel

With the voices of
Charlotte Moukarzel and Andrew Bennett

Set design Andrew Clancy
Music and Sound Adam Welsh
Light John Crudden
Costume design Grace O Hara
Direction Ben Kidd
Producer Rachel Murray

Spellbinding. Rife with literary allusion, beautiful imagery and evocative writing.
It will stay with me for a very long time.
OneStopArts, London

A hilarious hour-long negotiation with Proust.
Irish Theatre Magazine

Long after the performance ended its meanings were still unfurling
Irish Times

Souvenir opened September 2012 at the New Theatre, Dublin, as part of Dublin Fringe 


The Yard, London
Abrons Arts Center, New York

Brisbane Festival

Seoul Performing Arts Festival