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.

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Archive listings for Charlie Ward

Work type: Performance.


Presented byFuel Theatre. Company Sound&Fury.
31 Oct 18 to 11 Nov 18Town Hall, Leeds :: V0838583178
listing details L378255279
15 Oct 18 to 19 Oct 18Perth Theatre, Perth :: V637
listing details L01303840295
26 Sep 18 to 5 Oct 18General, York :: V01314402172
listing details L1015210611
11 Sep 18 to 22 Sep 18General, General :: V1153
listing details L0898679561

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