Presented by The Basement/East by South East, Contact + Word of Warning during Flying Solo Festival 2014
####In Brief A tender yet provocative examination of our relationship with our mind, memories and imagination.
The performance lasts approximately 60 minutes with no interval; particularly suitable for blind and visually-impaired audience members, it’s sound-oriented with a strong narrative — there’s a section of the show where audience members wear headphones to hear binaural sound (which is much closer to the way that the brain interprets sound signals than conventional stereo sound); however, the show is not particularly suitable for deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members, as binaural sound is not effective when experienced through a hearing-aid, and completely deaf audience members will not be able to appreciate the sound-only section of the show; there is some low-level lighting; there’s no audience participation in the conventional sense, though audience members should feel they’re at the centre of the performance. Age advisory: 14+
Inspired by the extraordinary medical memoir written by Hungarian satirist Frigyes Karinthy, A Journey Round My Skull is a passionate love story which examines the complexity of the human brain by exploring the perplexing world of auditory hallucinations. Enveloping the audience in a fantastical sound-world, it playfully investigates what makes us who we are and the lengths we might go to in order to cure ourselves of our most painful and embarrassing memories.
####Who are they?
Based in Birmingham, Kindle Theatre is led by Emily Ayres, Samantha Fox + Olivia Winteringham, supported by Producer Jo Salkilld. They create performances that seek to playfully reinvent the theatrical experience; exploring intimate and communal exchanges within the live event. Best known for their internationally acclaimed production The Furies, projects range from large-scale theatrical banquet to sweaty rock-gig and often include innovative food, audience engagement and live music. Kindle shows are always ensemble-led and they like to collaborate with artists, experts and enthusiasts. Kindle is an Associate Company of The Birmingham REP.
####What people have said about them
A preview of Kindle Theatre at Flying Solo by The Guardian’s Lyn Gardner.
Wildly imaginative … one of the best emerging companies in the country
Written by Olivia Winteringham + Nick Walker. Performed by Olivia Winteringham. Directed by Graeme Rose. Sound Design by Iain Armstrong.
A Bristol Old Vic Ferment commission.