Trade Secrets: A Backstage Tour of The Encounter

  • 28 Feb 2016
  • 11:00 AM
  • Barbican Theatre
  • 7

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Trade Secrets: A Backstage Tour of The Encounter




Come and join sound designer Gareth Fry as he takes us on a backstage tour of the critically acclaimed hit of the 2015 Edinburgh Festival "The Encounter". The day will begin with a wander around the set and a demo of the sound system, giving us an insight into how a show like this is created. You can then choose to watch the matinee performance, if you haven't managed to see the show yet, and quiz Gareth during the Q&A afterwards.

The Encounter is a one-man show with a binaural head on stage, two sound operators and 550 pairs of wired Sennheiser headphones!

★★★★★ The Independent
"A must-see - or perhaps I should say, a must-hear."

★★★★ Time Out
"jaw-droppingly sophisticated sound design"


Gareth Fry has published a brief blog outlining some of the challenges of the show here




Places are strictly limited to 20 on a first come first served basis. 

5 places are available for the tour only, and 20 are avaiable for the tour, a ticket to the 3pm matinee performance that day and the Q&A afterwards. The tickets for the show are available at the discounted price of £33.50. 



This event is exclusive to ASD members, and is eligible for the travel assistance scheme. If you're not an ASD member yet, here are some good reasons to join.

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Tickets booked will be issued at the Theatre on the day. 




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Please note, the ASD reserves the right to make changes to this event without prior notice. Such alterations may occasionally be necessary due to circumstances beyond our control.

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