An elusive performance by Greg Wohead which is part “sort of” re-enactment, part séance. It’s not the original Elvis Preseley ’68 Comeback Special, but it’s not not the original.
“Ben Pacey’s scene design is just as meticulous as Wohead’s deconstruction… [leaving] the performance area a blank canvas for Wohead to project upon and the audience to fill in. Pacey has created a theatrical infinity box, complete with ever ebbing lighting that radiates with narcotic finesse.” – James Waygood
Comeback Special is “…a perfect reconstruction in some ways, deliberately imperfect in others… this is a black-and-white negative of the 1968 Comeback Special. An echo. A ghost.” – Catherine Love, Exeunt
Created and performed by Greg Wohead
Design and lighting design by Ben Pacey
Sound design by Timothy X Atack
Produced by Greg Wohead and Laura Sweeney
Photographed at Shoreditch Town Hall by Richard Eaton.