"If A happens to the child, does it follow that B happens to the adult?"
As the memories of former patients collide violently with her own, a child psychologist attempts to record what she’s spent her whole life trying to forget.
But when time begins to loosen its grip, and her recording equipment begins to argue back, we hear the inner workings of a mind on the brink of collapse.
“Did you hear it? When it went? Just so I can listen out for it. I want to know what sound it makes.”
Using wireless headphones and a microphone called Frank, award-winning theatre company Living Record Productions create a sensory and cinematic reverie on consciousness, mortality, and the tales we’ve all survived to tell. Written by multi-award-winning playwright Jodi Gray.
The Scotsman ⭑⭑⭑⭑ "Put on your headphones and plunge into the hidden creases and distant corners of the brain"
Fringe Review MUST SEE SHOW "Made me think of my life, my journey, my moment of innocence-breaking"
EdFringeReview ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ "A surreal experience of being amongst many, yet feeling alone"
Produced in collaboration with Spun Glass Theatre. Supported by Arts Council, England, and Theatre in the Mill, Bradford.
Living Record Productions
Living Record Productions are an award-winning theatre company that creates vivid, dangerous and dreamlike theatre, founded in 2015 by director Ross Drury and producer/performer Jill Rutland. Using binaural sound technology they create a uniquely intimate connection to the stage.
Binaural sound creates a personal surround sound for each audience member using a microphone shaped like a human head. If the performer whispers in the right ear of the microphone, you - wearing headphones - will hear the story being whispered into your right ear. If you close your eyes, you might even be able to imagine that the performer is by your side, whispering only to you. You might even imagine her breath on your skin.
Alongside their binaural theatrical productions, they are also creating an online archive of collected testimony called 'The Record of Living' - true stories from the end of childhood re-told and re-lived from people all over the country. These interviews, which inspire the productions, are available to watch on the company's YouTube Channel. Put your headphones on!
Winners of the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence, for 'Thrown' at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2018.
Jodi Gray is a multi-award-winning playwright and screenwriter. She is currently on attachment at the Oxford Playhouse as part of their Playmaker scheme.
The Origins Award for Outstanding New Work for 'BIG BAD' at Vault Festival 2018
The Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence for 'Thrown' at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018.
Spun Glass Theatre:
Spun Glass Theatre are a theatre production company who create partnerships with independent artists and companies to combine their signature ethos of artist-led audience development, fundraising and project management with each artist's vision and form, creating more space for great art to be made.
Playwright: Jodi Gray
Director: Ross Drury
Sound Design: Chris Drohan
Company Producer: Jill Rutland for Living Record Productions
Associate Producer: Jessica Cheetham for Spun Glass Theatre
Performer: Jill Rutland
The Scotsman ⭑⭑⭑⭑ Put on your headphones and plunge into the hidden creases and distant corners of the brain.
Fringe Review MUST SEE SHOW Made me think of my life, my journey, my moment of innocence-breaking
EdFringeReview ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ A surreal experience of being amongst many, yet feeling alone
Praise for previous work by Living Record Productions
Female Arts ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ "An innovative triumph"
LondonTheatre1 ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ "Best piece of new writing and acting I have seen in quite some time"
Praise for previous work by Jodi Gray
Exeunt "A masterclass in storytelling"
LondonTheatre1 ⭑⭑⭑⭑ "gruesome, bloody, beautiful"