daphne oram's wonderful world of sound

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WRITER: Isobel McArthur/ DIRECTOR: Paul Brotherston/ DESIGNER: Ana Ines Jabares-Pita/ SOUND ARTIST: Anneke Kampman/ LIGHTING DESIGNER: Simon Hayes

DAPHNE ORAM: Isobel McArthur/ LIVE COMPOSITION: Anneke Kampman/ ENSEMBLE: Robin Hellier, David James Kirkwood, Dylan Read, Matthew Seager

Scottish tour May/June 2017:

TRON THEATRE, GLASGOW - 9th-13th May/ LEMON TREE, ABERDEEN - 16th May/EDEN COURT, INVERNESS - 18th May/ TRAVERSE THEATRE, EDINBURGH - 23rd-24th May/ EASTGATE ARTS, PEEBLES - 31st May/ MAC ARTS, GALASHIELS - 1st June/ DUNDEE REP - 2nd June.

a Blood of the Young and Tron Theatre co-production.

★★★★ ’crackles with electricity and intelligence...it’s a fitting tribute to a forward-thinking woman who brought sonic experimentation to an old institution without chasing fame, in a time when ladies were secretaries and made tea. It’s compelling, good humoured and life-affirming theatre.’
— The List

REVIEWS AND SUCH:

★★★★ ‘Paul Brotherston and Isobel McArthur’s restlessly engaging dramatic portrait of Oram has a cartoon-like playfulness. Such glorious irreverence has become something of a stock-in-trade for Blood of the Young, directed by Brotherston with confidence and flair....the play goes beyond electronic archaeology to get to the heart of an entire society in motion. Daphne Oram’s world isn’t just about sound, it is about a woman’s right to be heard at every level.
— The Herald
‘Daphne Oram’s Wonderful World of Sound is an intelligent and thoughtful introduction to a great artist.’
— The Stage
★★★★ - ‘driven by poignancy and creative passion...a strange and powerful show about the evolving history of sound and music...it leaves us with the sense of a remarkable life, poised somewhere between the mid-20th century and a timeless place where there is only music and sound, and those rare people dedicated to exploring all its possibilities, at any cost.’
— The Scotsman
★★★★ - ‘The unconventional, brilliant Oram is a fascinating subject for drama...Isobel McArthur is superb as the single-minded artist...the compelling biographical element is enriched by Ana Ines Jabares-Pita’s detailed set design, a soundtrack by Anneke Kampman, much of which is created live onstage, seamlessly interacting with the text and performances. The four-strong supporting ensemble energetically portrays the peripheral figures in Oram’s life, while McArthur inspires warmth and admiration for her unconventional heroine.
— The Times

 

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