Inspired by the extraordinary medical memoir written by Hungarian satirist Frigyes Karinthy, A Journey Round My Skull is a passionate love story which examines the complexity of the human brain by exploring the perplexing world of auditory hallucinations. Enveloping the audience in a fantastical sound-world, it playfully investigates what makes us who we are and the lengths we might go to in order to cure ourselves of our most painful and embarrassing memories.
Darkly comic, A Journey Round My Skull is a tender, yet provocative examination of our relationship with our mind, memories and imagination.
A Bristol Old Vic Ferment commission.
“KILN are a joy” The Guardian.
Development supported by: Arts Council England; the Wellcome Trust; Bristol Old Vic, Ferment; The Basement, Brighton; The ShowRoom, Chichester; east.by.south.east project; mac Birmingham and National Theatre Wales: WalesLab.
KILN ensemble would like to thank: The Wellcome Trust; Emma Bettridge, Lina B. Frank and Bristol Old Vic Ferment; Louisa Davies, Dan Whitehouse and mac birmingham; Mr. David Sandeman; Professor David McAlpine; Dr. Kay Chidley; Dr. Guy Undrill; Graham Feeney; Birmingham Repertory Theatre; Tim Harrison and The Basement; Andy Roberts, Robert Daniels and The ShowRoom, The University of Chichester; Nikki Pugh; Steve Ball; Jane Packman Company; Matt Ball; National Theatre Wales: WalesLab and PILOT Nights.
The production is made in collaboration with: Professor David McAlpine, UCL, Professor of Auditory Neuroscience, Dr Kay Chidley, Consultant Anaesthetist and Specialty Director for theatres at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust and Neurosurgeon Mr David Sandeman of the Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, also ‘Expert’ for Brain Tumour Research.
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