Darkfield are back with a third venture into what can be achieved through binaural sound. David Rosenberg and Glen Neath’s latest creation, ‘Séance’, is a 20 minute experience undertaken in the complete darkness of a closed shipping container.
2 Magpies Theatre are back at Summerhall for the first time since ‘The Litvinenko Project’ and ‘Ventoux’ in 2015. ‘Last Resort’ takes its small audience to the holiday resort of Guantanamo Bay, usually known as a military prison, where torture and trauma are commonplace and, worst still; legal under America’s counter terrorism policy.
In March 2017 Old Lamp Entertainment will premiere H.G. Wells’ ‘The Crystal Egg’ as an exciting cinematic and sensory production.
It's difficult to praise this production fully when it falls so short of its publicised definition. Billed as an immersive piece, I remain baffled as to how it falls into this genre.
Having explored the nature of immersive performance through experience, and read a great deal of reviews whilst researching the topic, I noticed one very prominent issue. Very few reviews capture the emotional, visceral nature of the art form.
I fell into the world of immersive theatre when Punchdrunk's "The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable" opened at Temple Studios in 2013. The mystery and seduction of the piece was mesmerising, and for a time I found myself captured by the explorative nature of the work.