Join Platform 4 for the premiere of their newest production: Invisible Music. The premiere will be at the Theatre Royal Winchester on Thursday 8th February, with two performances at 6:30pm and 8:30pm. Following the performance at the Theatre Royal Winchester the company will be embarking on a national tour through 2018.
The trailer for Platform 4's Invisible Music is enchanting and mesmerising. The words come from interviews with members of a Winchester based lip reading group. They describe the experience of music when you have a hearing impairment, and the different ways that we explore songs and sounds.
The play was inspired by the mother of Catherine Church, the production's artistic director. She saw the way her mother's love of piano was impaired by her worsening hearing, so she started an exploration into the way that her mother not only heard music, but the world around her. She joined her mother's lip reading class to learn more about their experiences.
Invisible Music is not just about music, but it is about the experience of losing your hearing and the way that the sound of the world changes around you.
The work is composed by Pete Flood from Bellowhead and sound design is by Jules Bushell from Platform 4. This will be an arrangement unlike any you've experienced before.
Invisible Music is a sound piece for people with and without hearing loss. While each audience member may experience it differently, it is designed to be a musical experience that can be enjoyed by all.
The full transcript for Invisible Music can be downloaded online. This allows audience members who do have hearing impairments to read through the text before or after seeing or hearing the performance.
Tickets are £12 for adults, £10 for concessions, and £8 for schools or groups. Tickets can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Winchester website or by calling the box office on 01962 840 440. There will be a post-show talk after the 8:30pm performance.