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The Day I Fell Into A Book

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Age recommendation
8 - 12 year olds and their grown ups
Running time
50 minutes
28 Sep - 17 Nov 2019
Lewis Gibson

“Welcome to The Institute.  

We conduct experiments into  the power of imaginations.  

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 takes its audience into a lost world of classic tales.  Bit by bit, the fiction becomes reality as the stories seep into the room and our imaginations take over.

A binaural sound and theatre experience exploring 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

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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Tuesday 22nd Oct
- Thursday 24th Oct
Battersea Arts Centre, London
Saturday 16th Nov
- Sunday 17th Nov
Dartington Live, Devon

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