Confirmation is a show about the gulfs we can’t talk across, and about the way we choose to see only the evidence that proves we’re right.
Chris Thorpe and The TEAM Artistic Director Rachel Chavkin examine the phenomenon of confirmation bias and attempt to have an honourable dialogue, real and imagined, with political extremism.
A multi-award winning creative team explore the phenomenon of ‘confirmation bias’, examining and questioning the rise of extremist thinking within the UK’s political landscape and exploring the strength and grounding of people’s beliefs. It explores the tendency in people to favour and over-emphasise information that confirms their own beliefs, while ignoring anything that does not.
Originating from Chris Thorpe’s own frustration with the current level of political discourse in the UK, and his own ‘liberal’ bias, the work has been developed through academic research and through conversations with political extremism, in an attempt to open discussion on the subject in a more objective environment.
Confirmation won the Fringe First award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2014. Confirmation comes to The Maltings in Berwick on Friday February 26 as part of its tour of the UK.
Tickets £12.50 (£10 concs for Disability, Student, Unemployed, £11 concs for Over 60s). Call the box office on 01289 330999, or see www.maltingsberwick.co.uk
Suitable for age 14+