Recently I went to the theatre and was given headphones to wear and was ushered into an outdoor space where the audience was in the centre with an elevated set all around us. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon on the South Bank in London. Then something extraordinary happened…… I heard a man running towards me on the gravel and he whispered in my ear. I turned to see no-one. ‘The Roof’, directed by David Rosenberg and Frauke Requardt, magically produces an invisible man to guide the audience to look up at the start of the show. How they did it? I have no idea, but we continued to marvel at the original and immersive use of sound in this show is a 3D visual and sound experience about a man trapped in a ‘brutal and unforgiving game’. The show is a ‘breathless mix of intimate three-dimensional sound and the hair-trigger movement of free running’. Through the show you are transported ‘into the body of a reluctant hero, desperate to stay alive’.
Quotes taken from the following website: http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/the-roof
My take-away was the use of SOUND, so I suggest that you take a look at the company and what they did, as it may inspire your work. The company that David Rosenthal founded is called SHUNT. It is a devising group, so you can look at their previous productions and get an insight to their process
For some more inspiration look at how Natasha Tsakos uses multi media in her productions, using a fusion of film, sound and live performance. This is a real gem:[youtube id=”vlj9aPKB9m0″ align=”center” mode=”normal” autoplay=”no”]