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The Day I Fell Into A Book

Age recommendation
8 - 12 year olds and their grown ups
Running time
50 minutes
28 Sep - 3 May 2020

Project History

Performances of The Day I Fell Into A Book at The Point, Eastleigh were suspended. Please contact The Point, Eastleigh directly if you have booked tickets.


  Welcome to The Institute.
  We conduct experiments into  the power of imagination.
  We want to know what happens to your mind when you read.
  We want to get inside your heads.
  It is all perfectly safe.
  Trust us


Using sound, intimate lighting, and projection, The Day I Fell Into A Book took its audience into a lost world of classic tales. Bit by bit, the fiction became reality as the stories seeped into the room and our imaginations took over.

A binaural sound and theatre experience that explores the magic of reading and the creative vitality of young minds.

Written and performed by Lewis Gibson

Sound design by Lewis Gibson

Light and projection design by Luca Biada

Co-produced by the Southbank Centre. Commissioned by Oxford Playhouse, delivered in partnership with Oxford Story Museum and supported by Arts Council Project Lottery Grants. It was initially developed as part of Imagine, Southbank Centre and co-commissioned by Stratford Circus Arts Centre.


"A 3 dimensional sound and theatre experience for everyone who loves myths, legends and reading."

Audience Member

"It was so good! I felt reborn. Like I was a child again"

Audience Member

"It was brilliant! Interactive and immersing with layers of meaning to absorb and consider"

Audience Member

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