Inspired by Ray Bradbury’s visionary novel Fahrenheit 451, this incendiary outdoor performance recounts the story of a society in which books are banned and firemen are employed to burn them. 451 combines immersive sound and sensory theatre to depict a dystopic society where literature is outlawed and acts of violence are rewarded.
Designed, written & directed by Claire Raftery & Damian Wright (Periplum).
Music by Barry Han, Mike Simmonds & Periplum.
Live violin: Mike Simmonds
Design Engineers: Martin West / Mike Pattison
Funded by Arts Council England. Built at 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space. Commissioned by Without Walls Street Arts Consortium, Brighton Festival, Greenwich & Docklands Festival, and Norfolk & Norwich Festival.