Knowledge of Peter Strickland’s film isn’t necessary to appreciate this interpretation of Berberian Sound Studio for the Donmar Warehouse. Indeed, the concept seems made for this immersive medium, and sound designer-turned-director Tom Scutt’s production is wholly satisfying as a piece of boundary-pushing theatre.
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Based on the original motion picture screenplay by Peter Strickland, conceived for the stage by Joel Horwood and Tom Scutt and written by Joel Horwood.
Italy, 1976. Gilderoy is a long way from home.
His work as a sound designer for Dorking-based nature documentaries has not gone unnoticed. He has swapped the foley table of his garden shed for the glamour of the Berberian Sound Studio. Here, at the height of giallo horror, cabbages become corpses, your own voice can be over-dubbed and silence speaks louder than screams.
Peter Strickland’s acclaimed subliminal horror film is adapted for the stage by Joel Horwood and Director Tom Scutt in this darkly comedic, sonic experience.