|Duration: Approx 2hrs (no interval)|
In 1969, Loren McIntyre, a National Geographic photographer, found himself lost among the people of the remote Javari Valley in Brazil. It was an encounter that was to change his life: bringing the limits of human consciousness into startling focus.
Simon McBurney traces McIntyre’s journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest, incorporating innovative technology into his solo performance to build a shifting world of sound.
Using binaural technology (3D sound), this new production is an exploration of nature, time and of our own consciousness.
Headphones will be worn by the audience throughout this performance.
Complicite’s recent work includes Lionboy, its first show for young people and families, The Master and Margarita, Shun-kin, co-produced with Setagaya Public Theatre, Tokyo and A Disappearing Number, winner of the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play.
“This is masterful storytelling from a man and a company who are incapable of remaining within known theatrical boundaries. A must-see – or perhaps I should say, a must-hear.” ★★★★★ The Independent
“…supported by a magnificent unseen team of sound designers” ★★★★★ The Scotsman
“Funny, profound, moving and visionary, I can think of nothing more to ask for.” ★★★★★ The Daily Mail
“An aural and visual delight” ★★★★★ Financial Times
“Spellbinding” ★★★★★ The Daily Telegraph
“Utterly transportative” ★★★★★ Time Out
“A real festival triumph” ★★★★★ What’s On Stage
“So astonishing and inventive is this production that it feels like we’re witnessing a real turning point in theatre, a performance that will be looked back on in years to come as hugely influential.” ★★★★★ The List
★★★★★ The Stage
★★★★★ The Herald
★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Times
Discount for group bookings for schools available for all dates. Please call our dedicated schools booking contacts, Helen and Amanda, in the Box Office on 024 7615 0930
HEARING IMPAIRED CUSTOMERS
If you are a hearing aid user please bring along your direct input cable for use during the performance and make yourself known at Box Office upon arrival so that our technicians can talk you through how best to experience the show. If you don’t have a direct input cable make yourself known at Box Office and we will adapt the equipment accordingly.
Director and Performer: Simon McBurney
Design: Michael Levine
Sound: Gareth Fry
Lighting: Paul Anderson
Projection: Will Duke
Co-Director: Kirsty Housley
Assistant Director: Jemima James
Sound Associate: Pete Malkin
A Complicite co-production with the Barbican, London, Edinburgh International Festival, Onassis Cultural Centre – Athens, Schaubühne Berlin, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne and Warwick Arts Centre. Supported by Sennheiser and The Wellcome Trust.
*Captioned performance will trial Talking Birds’ Difference Engine – a discreet new tool for making events and performance accessible to deaf or hard of hearing audience members through captioning to your mobile device (smartphones/tablets). If you’re intending to make use of this, please contact us in advance for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org