A Journey Round My Skull
Tue 03 Feb 2015
Seated | Suitable for ages 12+
A tale of a passionate and painful love affair told by a neurosurgeon.
Using wireless headphones and a fantastical sound world, the audience is transported from their seat, to a scrap over profiteroles, into neurosurgery and onto the tracks of a ghost train. This show operates on the ears as well as the heart to dissect our most intimate relationships.
Part inspired by the auditory hallucinations experienced by satirist Frigyes Karinthy as described in his extraordinary medical memoir
A Bristol Old Vic Ferment commission.
Its the careful interweaving of the patients auditory hallucinations that most impresses.
Deliberate and controlled, smart and witty. ****
It was beautifully performed and the sound design for the operation exceptional, I closed my eyes and forgot who I was. Congratulations to you all.
Tom Morris, Artistic Director, Bristol Old Vic and co-director, War Horse
Development supported by: Arts Council England; the Wellcome Trust; Bristol Old Vic, Ferment; The Basement, Brighton; The ShowRoom, Chichester; east.by.south.east project; mac Birmingham and National Theatre Wales: WalesLab.
The production is made in collaboration with: Professor David McAlpine, UCL, Professor of Auditory Neuroscience, Dr Kay Chidley, Consultant Anaesthetist and Specialty Director for theatres at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust and Neurosurgeon Mr David Sandeman of the Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, also Expert for Brain Tumour Research