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Going Dark

Written by
Hattie Naylor
In collaboration with
Commissioned by
Warwick Arts Centre
Developed by
15 Jan - 3 Apr 2014
Sound and Fury

Fuel presents Going Dark

Written by Hattie Naylor in collaboration with Sound&Fury 

How far can you see? A mile? A hundred miles? Or to the furthest shores of the universe to a faraway galaxy? 

When his own life takes an unexpected turn, Max discovers that understanding the universe requires a different kind of vision… 

Sound&Fury used their innovative theatre vocabulary of immersive surround sound design, total darkness, and imaginative lighting in Going Dark to reawaken our wonder at the cosmos and reveal how one man’s vision becomes illuminated by darkness. 


Commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre. Developed as part of Fuel at the Roundhouse and the Jerwood residencies at Cove Park which are supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Funded by Arts Council England, the Wellcome Trust, the Institute of Physics and the Science and Technology Facilities Council. Supported by the Linbury Prize for stage design. 


" ***** A one-man show that casts us both far out into the heavens and deep into human head-space…Sound & Fury are going boldly where few companies have gone before. "

The Telegraph

"***** …manages to marry the best aspects of such dazzling text-based plays as Stoppard's Arcadia and Frayn's Copenhagen, which make profound use of science as metaphor, with state-of-the art deployment of theatre-as-atmosphere techniques."

The Independent

"**** In its union of text, light, sound and slowly developing photographic images, the show is a considerable technical feat."

The Guardian

"**** As so often with Sound & Fury, you leave the theatre’s eloquent darkness with a twinge of reluctance about re-entering the seeing world."

Financial Times

"The visionaries who are taking a leap in the dark."

The Independent

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