Set in 1976, it tells follows a rather meek British sound engineer called Gilderoy who travels to Italy to work on a film about horses. But when he arrives, it turns out this is a giallo horror called The Equestrian Vortex. Soon Gilderoy is squelching vegetables to evoke violent equine torture scenes. But as murky secrets emerge about the voice-over artists and and the true nature of the film, the boundaries between fiction and real life begin to blur.
With comparisons to Roman Polanski and David Lynch, the film has a strange, secretive atmosphere. The tension is carried in the mounting mood more than through the plot. We look forward to seeing how writer Joel Horwood and director Tom Scutt translate this eeriness for the stage.
Tom Brooke, who recently played a traumatised war veteran in BBC hit The Bodyguard, makes his Donmar debut to play Gilderoy (filling the role played by Toby Jones in the film version).
Public sale for Breberian Sound Studio at the Donmar Warehouse opens at 10am on Tuesday 2 October
|What||Berberian Sound Studio, Donmar Warehouse|
|Where||Donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H 9LX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Covent Garden (underground)|
08 Feb 19 – 30 Mar 19, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Price||£10 - £40|
|Website||Click here for more information and tickets|