Italy, 1976. Gilderoy is a long way from home.
His work as a sounddesigner for Dorking-based nature documentaries has not gone unnoticed. He has swapped the foley table of his garden shed for the glamour of the BerberianSoundStudio. Here, at the height of giallohorror, cabbages become corpses, your own voice can be over-dubbed and silence speaks louder than screams.
Peter Strickland’s acclaimed horror film is adapted for the stage by Joel Horwood and Director Tom Scutt in this darkly comedic, sonic experience.
Tom Brooke, Enzo Cilenti and Tom Espiner are joined by a cast of Eugenia Caruso, Sidney Kean, Loré Lixenberg, Luke Pasqualino, Lara Rossi, Beatrice Scirocchi and Hemi Yeroham.
Joel Horwood (Writer) is a playwright, director and dramaturg, and a Creative Associate at the Lyric Hammersmith. His work includes The Little Matchgirl And Other Happier Tales (Shakespeare’s Globe/Bristol Old Vic), Wolves Are Coming For You (Pentabus), A Series Of Increasingly Impossible Acts (Lyric Hammersmith), I Want My Hat Back (National Theatre), This Changes Everything (Tonic), I Heart Peterborough (Eastern Angles) and I Caught Crabs In Walberswick (Eastern Angles at the Pleasance/UK Tour/Bush).
Tom Scutt (Director) makes his directorial debut at the Donmar Warehouse with Beberian Sound Studio. Tom is a Donmar Artistic Associate and as Designer his previous productions include Belleville, The Lady from the Sea, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (also Booth, New York), Elegy and The Weir (also Wyndham’s).
Tom Brooke (Gilderoy) makes his Donmar Warehouse debut in Berberian Sound Studio. His theatre credits include King Lear, The Kitchen (National Theatre), The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas, Jerusalem, Wild East (Royal Court), I am the Wind, Some Voices (Young Vic), The Caretaker (Liverpool Everyman), Dying for It (Almeida), After the End (Bush), Osama the Hero (Hampstead) and The Long, the Short and the Tall for which he won a TMA Award (Sheffield).
8 February – 30 March 2019
Donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, London WC2H 9LX