Trade Secrets: A Backstage Tour of The Encounter

  • 28 Apr 2018
  • 11:00 AM
  • Barbican Theatre


Trade Secrets: A Backstage Tour of The Encounter.

Come and join sound designers Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin as they take us on a backstage tour of the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning "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 watch the matinee performance, if you haven't managed to see the show yet, and quiz the team during the Q&A afterwards.

The Encounter is a one-man show with a binaural head on stage, two sound operators and 850 pairs of wired Sennheiser headphones! The show has won best sound design awards at the Evening Standard Awards, Australia's Helpmann Awards, and New York's Drama Desk Awards, and the Tony Awards. As well as touring the world it played a 3 month limited engagement on Broadway in 2016/17.

★★★★★ 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 on a first come first served basis. 

5 places are available for the tour only, and 5 are avaiable for the tour and a ticket to the matinee performance that day and the Q&A afterwards. The tickets for the show are available at the discounted price of £36. Please note, registrations and tickets are non-refundable once booked. ASD members are eligible to claim on the travel assistance scheme to travel to this event  

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

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