You might wonder whether it's worth gathering together for a sonic experience that could take place in the comfort of your own home. But the profound responses taken from audiences during the shows previous outings focus around the haunting collective experience of being together, and yet completely alone in the dark. With only sound to rely on, each person’s imagination is set free, filling in the missing visuals with all the creativity of our nightmares.
And Ring has been written to provide just the right hints to provoke our animal instincts and unconscious fears . It begins with the lights up, framed as a meeting between a unidentified group or society; immediately associations with cults, medical or psychological experiments are conjured. What happens once the lights go down has been described as ‘surreal’, ‘seductive’ and ‘unnerving’, and for the full thrill we wouldn’t want any more questions answered in advance!
Ring was conceived by David Rosenberg, co-founder of cult theatrical ensemble, Shunt, and writer Glen Neath, whose debut novel was shortlisted for the Authors Club Best First Novel Award. Since 2012 this show has been received as a unique new form of performance: whatever meaning you take away, it is likely to both challenge and astound. This show is at the forefront of edge-of-your-seat thrills. If you’re a fan of horror movies, ghost trains, jumping out of your skin, or intrigued by new advances in sound technology, you'll be fascinated.
|What||Ring, Battersea Arts Centre|
|Where||Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London, SW11 5TN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Clapham Common (underground)|
30 Sep 14 – 11 Oct 14, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book via Battersea Arts Centre|