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2016
Past Festivals

Past Event

Complicite / Simon McBurney

The Encounter

'An incredible story, beautifully written…masterful storytelling... a must-see' The Independent ★★★★★

Inspired by the novel Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu
Directed & performed by Simon McBurney

In 1969, Loren McIntyre, a National Geographic photographer, found himself lost among the people of the remote Javari Valley, Brazil. It was an encounter that was to change his life, bringing the limits of human consciousness into startling focus.

In this solo performance, Simon McBurney traces McIntyre’s journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest using binaural technology to build an intimate and shifting world of sound.

Founded in 1983, Complicite has toured all over the world, winning over 50 major theatre awards. The Encounter marks the company’s Brighton Festival debut.

Post show discussion Thu 12 May
Simon McBurney will be in conversation with Professor Anil Seth, director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science (University of Sussex)

Find out what the audience reaction has been...

'A head turning, spellbinding show' The Telegraph ★★★★★


Geting there

There are lots of transport options to the Attenborough Centre of the Creative Arts, at University of Sussex, as well as blue badge parking – For more information about getting there by bus, train, car or cycling please see the venue's website

Captioned performances using hand-held devices

Please note that headphones (supplied) will need to be worn throughout the performance.

Complicite are working with The Difference Engine on a new form of captioning for the The Encounter. The Difference Engine is a pioneering access system, developed by Talking Birds Theatre Company to provide access to experimental, small scale and site-specific performances. It broadcasts captions direct to your mobile devices (smart phones and tablets) without disturbing other members of the audience. Please remember to bring your smartphone or tablet with you.

Captioning will be available for the Sat 14 May 7.30pm performance. If you are interested in this service, please call 01273 261541/ 525 or email access@brightonfestival.org for more information.

If you would like to use this technology then please follow the instructions from Difference Engine, you can download or view these here.

Year
2016
When
Wed 11 – Sat 14 May, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm)
Sat 14 & Sun 15 May, 2.30pm (doors 1.45pm)

Captioned performance:
Sat 14 May, 7.30pm
Tickets
Evenings £27.50 (Under 26s £22.50)
Matinees £25 (Under 26s £20)
Festival Standby £10

There is a £2 per order charge. Additional postage charges (50p or £1.50) apply
Other info
Duration: 120 minutes, no interval
Age 12+

Please note re-admission will not be permitted and latecomers may not be admitted

Post-show discussion with Simon McBurney on Thu 12 May

Please note that headphones (supplied) will need to be worn throughout the performance

Captioned text is available through your personal handheld device for the Sat 14 May, 7.30pm performance. For more details regarding captioning please call 01273 261541/ 525 or email access@brightonfestival.org


Supported by University of Sussex. Presented in partnership with Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.

Co-produced with Edinburgh International Festival; Barbican, London; Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens; Schaubühne Berlin; Théâtre Vidy, Lausanne; and Warwick Arts Centre.

Supported by Sennheiser and The Wellcome Trust