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An immersive sound installation

Sound&Fury’s intimate, immersive and immensely powerful sound installation, commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, places audiences in the heart of a makeshift wartime hospital, where an unlikely therapy brings solace and comfort to those injured on the battlefield.

C Ward. 1914. In a makeshift hospital, behind the front line, the war’s first casualties are treated. To boost morale, medical staff arrange for a Chaplin film to be shown for the bed ridden, with the ward’s ceiling serving as the silver screen.

For one soldier, the flickering images, whirring projector and Chaplin’s perfect comic timing trigger complex emotions and memories. Cast from the trenches to childhood, from trauma to dreams, the hospital filmshow sets him on a journey into a personal no man’s land. An immersive sound installation for a small audience, lasting approximately 15 minutes. Includes some periods of total darkness.

15 - 19 Oct

Age Guidance: 12+


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