Sound&Fury's intimate, immersive and immensely powerful sound installation places audiences in the heart of a makeshift wartime hospital, where an unlikely therapy brings solace and comfort to those injured on the battlefield. Some say that British soldiers in the trenches held up cardboard cut-outs of Charlie Chaplin's tramp in the hope that the enemy would die laughing. But as the carnage of war set in, Chaplin's image was put to a different use. To boost morale, medical staff at improvised hospitals near the front line arranged for Chaplin films to be shown for the bedridden, with the ward's ceiling serving as the silver screen. For one soldier on Charlie Ward, the flickering images, whirring projector and Chaplin's perfect comic timing trigger complex emotions and memories. Cast from the trenches to childhood, from trauma to dreams, the hospital film show sets him on a journey into a personal no man's land. Using their distinctive style - total darkness, minimal lighting and immersive sound design - Sound&Fury's extraordinary work returns for a much-anticipated encore after premiering to great critical acclaim during 14-18 NOW's opening season in 2014.


Presented by: Fuel Theatre
Company: Sound&Fury
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Charlie Ward

Charlie Ward (Performance) production archive for QTIX code T02105907203. Details of all Charlie Ward archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S823370092

Archive Listings

31 Oct 18
11 Nov 18
Town Hall
West Yorkshire
15 Oct 18
19 Oct 18
Perth Theatre
Perth and Kinross
26 Sep 18
5 Oct 18
North Yorkshire
11 Sep 18
22 Sep 18
South Yorkshire

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