Created by Matthew Herbert and Ben Power, with original music and sound scores by Matthew Herbert, THE HUSH, a project exploring the power of sound, is a unique aural adventure commissioned especially for The Shed. The cast is Tobias Menzies and Susannah Wise, with design by Sarah Hopper and lighting design by Paul Knott. It will run from
Matthew Herbert is a composer, DJ and electronic music pioneer who creates a unique aural adventure investigating the emotions and politics of sound with wit and theatrical imagination. Part-gig, part-play, part-installation: actors, sound designers and theatre-makers collaborate on this very special performance. Previous work from him includes albums ‘Herbert Complete’, ‘One Pig’, ‘Around The House’ and ‘Scale’ as well as producing for artists such as Björk, REM and Serge Gainsbourg. He also runs music label Accidental Records.
Tobias Menzies was last seen at the National Theatre in ‘The History Boys’. Other theatre credits include ‘The Recruiting Officer’ at the Donmar Warehouse, ‘The Children’s Hour’ at the Comedy Theatre. Film and television work includes ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Rome’, ‘Eternal Law’, ‘The Thick of It’ and ‘Casino Royale’.
Susannah Wise was last seen in ‘The Holy Rosenbergs’ at the National Theatre where she also appeared in ‘Sanctuary’ and ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’. Other recent theatre includes ’A Doll’s House’ (Young Vic) and ‘Hero’ (Royal Court). Television includes ‘Phone Shop’, ‘Derek’ and ‘Casualty’.
Ben Power is an Associate Director of the National Theatre, where his dramaturgy includes ‘The Effect’, ‘This House’, ‘Timon of Athens’, ‘The Doctor’s Dilemma’, ‘Antigone’, ‘Double Feature’ and ‘Earthquakes in London’, and an adaptation of Ibsen’s ‘Emperor and Galilean’. His new version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ for young audiences premieres at The Shed in July.
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