Sound&Fury’s artistic interest is in developing the physical and sonic elements of theatre, offering audiences new ways of experiencing performance and stories in an immersive environment by heightening the aural sense. To achieve these aims Sound&Fury has immersed its audience in total darkness.
Previous work includes ‘The Watery Part of the World’ – where the audience was plunged into total darkness to witness the thrill of a 19th century whale hunt – and ‘Ether Frolics’, which took the audience on a theatrical anaesthetic trip, and the critically acclaimed ‘Kursk’.
‘Going Dark’ examines the way that we perceive the world around us and the nature of seeing through the story of Max, an astronomer who works in his local planetarium, who finds he is losing his sight to retinitis pigmentosa. This piece takes on two very intriguing and troubling questions that we are all prone to ask ourselves at some time or another. How did we get here? And, how can we be sure, if at all, of our existence and ideas of reality?
“Unmissable.” ***** Evening Standard on ‘Kursk’
“Kursk is an exceptional piece of theatre.” **** Time Out
“The most brilliantly immersive piece of theatre I’ve seen all year.” ***** The Telegraph on ‘Kursk’