Enjoy the technical mastery of Darkfield's Séance at Edinburgh Fringe
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Despite theatre’s thousand-year-old tenure in the art world, new and exciting ways to innovate the experience are still keeping it fresh and exciting. Darkfield’s Séance takes place in complete darkness. You are seated around a table, and as the lights go off, you hear a man coming in the room. However, did that man really come in, or did you imagine that? Glen Neath and David Rosenberg, pioneers in immersive theatre experiences, have put together a performance that makes you question what is real and what isn’t. Though they’ve worked together to create experimental theatre since 1998, their new company Darkfields aims to deliver short, pitch-black performances, where binaural sound creates the sense of space and builds the story around us. Séance is the first of such performances, with its synopsis promising that they wouldn’t prey upon the paranoid, the bereaved, the credulous, the wide-eyed, the weak or the inbred. However, in return they are asking us proceed with an open-mind. Two more performances coming up soon: Horror Show, in development for 2017, and The Abyss, for 2018. The play comes with its own age restriction (16+), and the warning that the show is entertainment only and that Darkfield cannot hold the medium responsible for the outcome. Glen Neath and David Rosenberg’s previous work includes Ring, a play from 2012, and Fiction, from 2015.
You can see Séance in Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe, until Saturday, 26 August, every 20 minutes from 1pm-4pm and 7pm-9.20pm. Tickets are available here.
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