Win tickets to The Room In The Tower at the Pavilion Theatre
Would you like to experience some Cinema for your Ears?
It’s a film without pictures, a story told through music and sound and an altogether eerie but exciting experience. The Room In The Tower plays in The Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoighre for one night only – Thursday June 9th – and you can win two tickets to be there.
It’s somewhat difficult to describe The Room In The Tower better than the existing blurb so I’ll just go with that:
Composer/performer Roger Doyle teams up with singer/cellist Vyvienne Long for what was one of the most individual shows seen at the National Concert Hall, as part of Dublin Fringe 2010.
The Room In The Tower is ‘cinema for the ear’ – a live soundtrack for an imaginary film with playback of pre-recorded acted scenes; a ghost story based around a recurring nightmare with a script by Carlo Gébler.
The Room In The Tower reveals a horror story based on a recurring nightmare. In the dimly lit room of a haunted house in the early 20th century, a story unfolds through recorded dialogue, electronic sounds and the ethereal live vocals of Vyvienne Long and Doyle on piano.
Though pitched as “cinema for the ear” this dark, eerie but above all interesting work is ideal for both fans of soundtracks, of books and for the visually impaired – my eyes were closed for most of it. Vivienne Long’s appearance is seductive and there were times I felt I could see what was described on audio. A lovely, different Fringe event, I’m glad to have seen heard experienced it.
It is indeed a lovely experience – different to “normal” theatre or a music concert and ideal for fans of classic horror stories as well as people with sight impairment. The fact it’s in the intimate surroundings of The Pavilion could add an extra dimension of spookiness to it.
What other people have said about it:
“ a real treat **** “ – Irish Times
“The Godfather of the experimental Irish music scene” – Róise Goan, Director, ABSOLUT Fringe
“successfully transposing the creeping dread from the page to theatre” – brainwashed.com
“a rare act of communal imagining” – Diatribes
Tickets for the show are €15 and are now available from Pavilion Theatre Box Office and online from www.paviliontheatre.ie.
You can win two tickets by leaving a comment below. Winners will be chosen at random and contacted by email on Thursday.
Thanks to Michelle in Corkscrew Music for offering the prize.