The Encounter

August 2015 (Edinburgh International Festival)
London – Barbican
12 February – 6 March 2016
Broadway – John Golden Theatre
Previews: 20 September 2016
Opening: 29 September 2016
Closing: 8 January 2017

The Encounter, from the Complicite website

The Encounter, from the Complicite website

Produced by Theatre de Complicite this tour de force performance uses an astonishing sound design, where the audience all wears headphones, and the sound is relayed binaurally from the stage, and from an immersive soundtrack.

Directed and performed by: Simon McBurney
Co-director: Kirsty Housley
Design: Michael Levine []
Sound: Gareth Fry with Pete Malkin
Lighting: Paul Anderson
Projection: Will Duke
Assistant director: Jemima James

Inspired by the novel Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu

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Edinburgh International Festival trailer, 2015

Making of The Encounter Part 1

Behind the Scenes