Below the pavements and around the foundations of the City’s offices lies a layer of Dark Earth: the debris from the collapse and decay of lost centuries, including that of Roman London.
Powered by wiretapper, Dark Earth is an audio curiosity that delves into the City’s ancient secrets. This is the sound of a civilisation teetering on the edge of its downfall.
To access this extraordinary immersive experience, you will need a smart phone, a pair of headphones and a coat. On the morning of the event, the mystery location in the City of London will be revealed and you will be taken through the streets and down into the Dark Earth.
Commissioned from wiretapper by the City of London Corporation.
Photographer: Susanne Dietz
Immersive audio work commissioned for NOW 17 radical new performance festival at The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick. Made by Julie Rose Bower.
Live Foley sound effects combine with looping technology to create layers of immersive sound bringing to life stories of a year spent in Russia.
There’s Duck and there’s Mickey. They’re the kids of America and it’s the 80s apocalypse. They hate their parents and there’s no point in algebra. They’re grabbing at this thing called life: guitars, girls, love, fury, heartbreak and noise noise noise. Punk is their escape from suburbia and it’s like nothing they have ever heard. It’s fast – it’s alive – it’s already dead.
punkplay is a riot of a play told at breakneck pace with a killer soundtrack. It’s a coming-of-age story about subcultures, friendship and not-fitting-in – all on rollerskates.
Southwark Playhouse, September 2016
Directed by Tom Hughes
Design by Cécile Trémolières
Sound Design by Jethro Cook
Photographs by Helen Murray
“Skin never hurt anyone.”
We came to the towns in times of great confusion. We were hot there, and cold there. We were dancing, and we were asking. We built a bonfire of everything our lives had been, and sat around it telling stories of everything we would become. We traded secrets with our tongues in each other’s mouths. We wrote on the walls: we are smashing up the present because we come from the future.
COYOTE tells the story so far of Ponyboy Curtis, experimental performance boyband. It’s a semi-improvised mixtape of highlights from the ensemble’s first two shows, plus hints and intimations from the rehearsal room and from behind every slammed-shut teenage bedroom door.
Young Tom lives next to a lighthouse with his mother and father. After a difficult year, it soon becomes clear that they’re sharing their home with a stranger: a gigantic glowing jellyfish. Can the family learn to live with the animal in their attic?Originally composed music, puppetry and visual storytelling blend to tell a personal and adventurous story of the sea, parenthood and mental health.
Directed by Matthew Woodford
Puppetry and set design by Smoking Apples
Music and sound design by Finn Anderson
Southwark Playhouse’s acclaimed annual Shakespeare for younger audiences returns in 2016 with Macbeth.
Pared back to a rapid-fire 75 minutes, this will be an exciting, immersive and interactive production of Shakespeare’s classic play, combining dynamic ensemble performances with the vibrancy of Shakespeare’s language to tell this tragic tale of ambition and greed.
Performed at Southwark Playhouse in January/February 2016.
Adapted and Directed by Amy Draper
Set Design by Max Dorey
Sound Design by Jon McLeod
Photography by Stacey Hatfield
Out of the ashes time, Voodoo rises. Project O think again about how best to use dance to explore, heal and challenge the violence of systematic oppression that haunts our every step. In a clash of tongues, colours, continents and histories. You are invited join us for this four hour ritual:
Two brown women dance a dance to dance themselves out of the desire for and expectation of an aesthetic assimilation that upholds a system of white supremacy that is at once subtle, blatant and all pervasive.
Created by Alexandrina Hemsley and Jamila Johnson-Small
Set Design by Charley Fone
Sound Design by Verity Susman
Photography by Katarzyna Perlak
An immersive dining experience, inspired by the world of Twin Peaks, set over two floors of an impressive multi-storey building in Farringdon, London.
Set in the fictional town of Double Pineview, Lemonade and Laughing Gas created a labyrinthine world of Lynchian twists and turns. From Wanda's Diner, to Black Jack's, and the Roadside Bar to smaller, more intimate spaces: an eerie family dining room, a town morgue, a deserted greenhouse, a young girl's bedroom. Guests were invited to sup on three courses of classic American diner food with a twist, bespoke themed cocktails, and wander through Double Pineview's very own slice of Small Town America, intermingling with familiar faces along the way, and discovering the town's secrets for themselves.
The Owls Are Not What They Seem ran from August 28th to November 21st 2015.
Created by Lemonade and Laughing Gas
Directed by Louise Orwin
Set Design by Amy Lord
Packed with guts and a lot of heart, Joan fuses lyrical new writing with drag king cabaret for the very first time. An earthy story of courage, conviction, hope, survival and love, this is Joan of Arc - quite possibly the worlds first drag king. Performed by Drag Idol Champion 2014 LoUis CYfer.
Performed at Derby Theatre in June 2015, then UK tour.
Devised and created by Milk Presents
Directed by Lucy Skilbeck
Set Design by Emma Bailey
Lighting Design by Joshua Pharo and Sarah Readman
Sound Design by David Lexington
Circumference is a collective of internationally acclaimed circus, audio and visual artists come together to create 'Shelter Me', an interactive acrobatic journey where performance, installation and experience meet. Performed at Theatre Delicatessen, London, between May and July 2015.
with Direction from Maia Alexander
Direction Mentoring by Roland Smith
and an Original score by Aniek de Rooj
Produced by Jake Orr
Associate Produced by Simon James Holton
Production Managed by Andrea Salazar
Set Design by Beata Csikmak
Mural Painting by Sam Hanner
Lighting Design by Joshua Pharo and Sarah Readman
Videography by Ewan Mulligan
Phenomena: A Beginner's Guide to Love and Physics is a co-production between Sounds Like Chaos and the Albany Theatre, working with Uncover Theatre, a youth company based at the Albany Theatre in Deptford. It is a devised work exploring love and learning, touring the UK in 2015.
Directed by Gemma Rowan and Roisin Feeny
Text by Roisin Feeny
Script development by Sleepwalk Collective
Movement development by :DELIRIUM:
Visuals by Hannah Mason
Sound design by David Webb
Developed in consultation with physics badass Tom Horner
Images courtesy of Robert Logan
A Concert Theatre production that combined Romeo and Juliet with Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. Touring in 2015.
Directed by An-Ting Chang and Russell Bender
Set and costume designed by Cécile Trémolières
Masks designed by Will Pinchin
Images courtesy of Lidia Crisafulli
A new musical inspired by the Tennessee Williams play 'The Case of the Crushed Petunias', produced by Spatfeather Theatre performed at Jacksons Lane Theatre in 2014.
Scored by Vincent Guilbert
Lyrics by Robert Holman, Amy Rosenthal, Adam Meggido, Desmond O'Connor, Honeysuckle Weeks and Charlie Dupré
Directed by Matt Peover
Designed by James Cotterill
Images courtesy of Robert Workman
'Earning of Innocence' is an installation performance. Different versions of the project have been performed at the Yard Theatre and the Lion and the Unicorn Theatre, both in London, during 2014. Led by Anton Mirto of A2Company the work is collaborative and based on the themes of identity and the relationship between ones inner and social self.
Directed by Anton Mirto
Sound by Kon Tsits
Images courtesy of Adam Petto
An adaptation of Harold Pinter's play, produced by Rose Bruford College and performed in their Studio Theatre as part of their Interprog season in 2012.
Adapted and Directed by Lauren Hamilton
Designed by Adam Purnell
Programmed by Jake Whittingham
Images courtesy of Adam Purnell.
A touring dance show created for JV2, part of the Jasmin Vardimon Company. The performance comprised of three pieces choreographed for JV2. The production toured to various studio spaces throughout the UK.
Choreographed by Mafalda Deville, Tim Casson and Jasmin Vardimon.
Images courtesy of the Jasmin Vardimon Company