1. Lecture Notes on a Death Scene is a tangential half-hour performance event for one person to experience at a time.

    A white line on the floor leads you to a leather chair in the centre of a darkened room. A mirror slides towards you. In an intimate encounter between yourself and your reflection, the mirror becomes a window to multiple internal worlds taking you out of your own body and placing you behind the steering wheel of someone else's life. You are a lecturer driving a passenger home on a rainy night. You are the passenger in the back seat. You are both simultaneously; the performer and the audience. You are in the headlights of a past catching up with you.

    Lecture Notes on a Death Scene is a 30-minute immersive experience for one person at a time, in which the entire show happens looking into a mirror. The show borrows inspiration from Jorge Luis Borges' short story The Garden of Forking Paths (1941) and psychologist Barry Schwartz's book The Paradox of Choice (2005). LNOADS is an investigation of scientific concept through artistic form, inspired by the theatrical richness of ‘many worlds’ – of the infinite possibilities of of the choices left un-chosen.
    A Farnham Maltings commission. Developed at PULSE Fringe Festival, Central School of Speech and Drama and The Lowry.

    Written, Directed & Designed by Liam Jarvis
    Associate Direction by Hannah Barker
    Performed by Philip Desmeules
    Sound Design by Alex Garfath
    Set built by James Lewis

    Press and Critical Acclaim

    'A pulse-racing show', 'Fascinating... I certainly felt somewhat freaked out at the end of the performance' BBC Suffolk, June 2010 (Pulse Festival, Ipswich)

    ‘A truly evocative event, a thought-provoking encounter with yourself.’ Whatsonstage.com, September 2010 (The Lowry, Salford)

    'Phenomenal. The most intense theatre I’ve ever experienced. It’s beautiful’ Audience member, New Wolsey Theatre, June 2010

    ‘A finely captured atmosphere of skill and uncertainty. Unnerving and a bit troubling.’ Amit Lahav, Artistic Director, Gecko, June 2010

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  2. 'In 1953 Dr William Beecher Scoville removed the hippocampii from Henry Molaison's brain and left us with this artefact -- which sort of makes archaeologists of us all -- this artefact, Patient H.M.'

    On 28th August, Analogue came together with leading figures from the neuroscience world to discuss the man behind the brain. Among the panelists were two neuroscientists who met Henry in his lifetime: Professor Richard Morris from the Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems at the University of Edinburgh and Dr Jacopo Annese, the man who dissected HM's brain in 2009, who joined us live from The Brain Observatory in San Diego.

    It was a rare and exciting opportunity to ask experts at the cutting edge of their field more about HM's story, to find out what we are learning from exploring the 2401 slices, and to explore what impact it might hold for our understanding of memory and the brain.

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  3. In 2009 Patient H.M.’s brain is dissected live on the internet to a global audience of 400,000 people, cut into carefully preserved slices: manuscripts of tissue like the pages of a book.

    In 1953 Henry Molaison emerges from experimental brain surgery without any recollection of the last two years of his life or the ability to form new memories.

    Following Analogue's critically acclaimed Mile End and Beachy Head and inspired by the world’s most important neuroscientific case-study, 2401 Objects tells the remarkable story of a man who could no longer remember, but who has proven impossible to forget.

    An Analogue, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater and New Wolsey Theatre co-production
    Developed at Farnham Maltings, National Theatre Studio and Jacksons Lane
    Supported by The Wellcome Trust, Royal Holloway University of London, Arts Council England, Escalator East To Edinburgh and British Council Germany.

    Analogue is an associate artist of Farnham Maltings.
    Analogue is a National Theatre Studio-affiliated company.

    Written by Hannah Barker, Lewis Hetherington and Liam Jarvis
    Devised and performed by Melody Grove, Pieter Lawman and Sebastien Lawson
    Directed by Hannah Barker and Liam Jarvis
    Text by Lewis Hetherington
    Designed by Anike Sedello
    Lighting Design by Alexander Fleischer
    Sound Design by Alexander Garfath
    Multimedia Design by Thor Hayton
    Produced by Ric Watts
    Dramaturgical Support by Jörg Vorhaben
    Production Management by David Sherman and Helen Mugridge
    Assistant Director - Katharina Wisotzki
    Technician - Max Wingate
    Made in collaboration with Dr. Jacopo Annese, Director of The Brain Observatory San Diego

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Analogue is an award-winning South East-based company that makes visceral new theatre. Our multidisciplinary process fuses the high tech with the low tech, bringing together contemporary technologies with ancient theatrical traditions. Our stories are…

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Analogue is an award-winning South East-based company that makes visceral new theatre. Our multidisciplinary process fuses the high tech with the low tech, bringing together contemporary technologies with ancient theatrical traditions. Our stories are rooted by an in-depth research process, drawing upon collaborations with leading experts in fields as diverse as histopathology, neuroscience and social science.

The company is led by Artistic Directors Liam Jarvis and Hannah Barker, in collaboration with Producer Ric Watts. Our associates and collaborators come from a range of disciplines, from writing and directing to puppetry and computer game design. Company members have worked and trained with the likes of Theatre-Rites, Chris Goode, Suspect Culture, Gecko, and Punchdrunk.

Our debut show Mile End premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2007 to critical acclaim, picking up two awards (Fringe First, Arches Brick Award) and a further five nominations at the festival. The show has since toured the UK twice during 2008 and gave the company our international debut at the Pazz08 Festival in Germany.

Our second show Beachy Head was premiered in South East venues in 2009, prior to a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival, in co-production with New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.

In 2010 we created micro-performance Lecture Notes on a Death Scene, an immersive experience for single audience members, which was developed at the Pulse Fringe Festival, Farnham Maltings and The Lowry. We were also awarded a prestigious Theatre Sandbox commission for our interactive autobiographical performance event Living Film Set, in collaboration with The Junction and the Microsoft Research Labs, Cambridge.

Analogue is currently developing 2401 Objects, a major new co- production with Oldenburgisches Staatstheater and New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. The project is being developed at the National Theatre Studio and Farnham Maltings, and in collaboration with Dr Jacopo Annese of The Brain Observatory, San Diego.

“Analogue is a young company certain to make its mark on British theatre” The Guardian
“Neuron-firing, emotionally hot-wired theatre from a visionary young company” Metro

Analogue is an associate company of Farnham Maltings.
Analogue is a National Theatre Studio affiliate company

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