Together with Exeter Cathedral we commissioned two talented local artists to create a new original poetry soundscape!
Poet Katie Moudry wrote a brand new poem in response to Gaia - The Sun’s Letter to the Human Race - before Sound Artist Somatic created an added emotive layer of audio magic. The resulting piece is a beautiful blend of words & sound, and we are thrilled to share here - we hope you enjoy it!
Offie West End Awards - Young Peoples category
Won: Best Writing
Finalist: Best Original Music
Finalist: Best Performance
The end of an era is approaching. It’s 1997 and London is about to have its last daytime rave.
British South Asians flock for their last taste of rebellion. Among them are cousins Farhan and Sadiq. Both very different. Both escaping something. Both trying to decide what it means to be British and Pakistani, a Muslim and a man – and they’ve got until 6pm to figure it out.
Daytime Deewane, by Azan Ahmed, is Half Moon’s latest touring production for teenagers. Our last two shows for this age group, Crowded and What Once Was Ours, both won the Off West End Theatre Award for Best Production for Young People Age 13+.
The performance lasts 60 minutes. After the performance there is an onstage Q&A session with the company.
A NEW SHOW, TELLING A ST THOMAS STORY
RIVER LAND tells the story of Walter and Ellie. Both live in St Thomas and both love the place dearly. Walter’s life is teeming with the ghosts of St Thomas past, especially those vivid memories of a time, 60 odd years ago, when the Exe burst its banks and water filled the streets. Young Ellie, on the other hand, is overwhelmed by visions of global floods to come. What hope might their new friendship bring?
Along with the Festival of St Thomas Stories, our new show, River Land, is the culmination of three years’ work for Theatre Alibi, listening to the powerful, moving, and often very funny stories from our neighbourhood. Join us as we open the doors to Emmanuel Hall.
WRITER: Daniel Jamieson
DIRECTOR: Nikki Sved
PERFORMER: Steve Bennett
PERFORMER: Winnie Arhin
PERFORMER: Michael Wagg
MUSICAL DIRECTOR & PERFORMER: Elizabeth Westcott
SOUND DESIGN: Somatic (Somin Griffin-Dave)
LIGHTING DESIGN: Marcus Bartlett
SET & COSTUME DESIGN: Ioana Curelea
SET & COSTUME ASSISTANT: Jess Riley
It starts normally enough. Five friends meeting at university and beginning to navigate their way towards adult life. Together, they party, attempt to get jobs, form relationships, and try to find some stability in a chaotic world. But when an earth-shattering event disrupts everything they know, their lives change, possibly forever, prompting each of them to ask whether it’ll ever be possible to get back to the way things were?
Footprints is a brand-new piece of theatre, exploring the climate crisis and how we, as individuals, affect the world around us.
This production has been created in collaboration between a team of professional artists and students from University of Exeter’s Drama Department, as part of Exeter Northcott Theatre’s on-going commitment to supporting the next generation of theatre makers.
Yusuf Niazi – Director
Fi Russell – Designer
Somin Griffin-Dave – Composer & Sound Designer
Marcus Bartlett – Lighting Designer
Mel Moran – Production Manager
Zoe Fitzpatrick – Stage Manager
Stevie Carty – Production LX
Kate Lyons – Costume Supervisor
Beatrice Saville – Assistant Director
Georgi Edmonds – Assistant Director
University of Exeter Drama Dept:
Gabriella Ashraf – Eva, Nina & Ensemble
Isabela Christon – Anna & Ensemble
Hayden Coward – Charlie
Marina Hanson Prayon – Emily, Alana, Emma & Ensemble
Max Leaver – Office Worker, Benji & Ensemble
William Maguire – Tom
Eliza Morris – Beth
Alice Nicholson – Lucy, Chloe & Ensemble
Matthew Page – Ollie
Max Persad – Ryan
Rosie Rees – Hannah, Harriet & Ensemble
Alice Robinson – Margaret, Jodie & Ensemble
Holly Saunders – Millie
Charlotte Smith – Alice, Ruby & Ensemble
Rachel Thompson – Jess
Konstantina Vougiouklaki – Kate
The absorbing tale of an unlikely friendship that develops between an ageing West Indian recluse, living in a derelict cottage and tending his bees at the edge of a picture-postcard English village, and Misty, the fiery, sixteen year old heir to the nearby manor house, who bursts into his life one summer and turns his world upside down.
It’s a story of growing up and growing old, of individual responsibility and shared history, of two worlds joined by a painting, and (just possibly) a little magic.
“You don’t always have to leave to change a thing. Sometimes the best way is to stay and change things where you is.”
Sound originally mixed for a 6.2 surround speaker configuration
Directed by Alix Harris
Sound Design By Somatic (Somin Griffin-Dave)
Set Design by Fee Harris
Stage Management by Leea Smith
An Exeter Northcott Theatre Production
The chopping of vegetables, a vagaar (Gujerati way of frying spices in oil, in a specific small pot), light switches, my bike chain, and the tones created by glasses and plates when excited were just some of the recorded sounds of my hyperlocal environment.
Granular processing techniques were then used to morph, create and highlight textures and extract tones not normally heard or expected by the average ear. Pieced together with recordings of my household environment which include; a conversation between my self, my mum and Nanaji (grandad), a Zoom based Hindu grief ritual (after the loss of a family friend during Covid19), increased, abundant bird song from my garden and finally sprinkled with some mashed up macro sound bites propagated by the government, create a sonic recipe for my lockdown.
Headphones Or a good Stereo pair of speakers are recommended for the full listening experience.