‘DESERVES TO BE PRAISED TO THE SKIES’
‘COMPELLING HOUR OF INTENSE DRAMA’
‘BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED, SUBTLY PERFORMED’
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Stewart Lee (comedian)
“It manages to ask questions about culpability without undermining the notion of heroism and sacrifice”
David Edgar (playwright)
Dominic Cavendish (theatre critic, The Telegraph)
Henry Porter (journalist, author)
Wireless Operator premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 where it played to sold out houses, got fantastic reviews and captivated audiences. Out of 3,800 productions, Wireless Operator was selected to be part of Park Theatre’s Pick of The Fringe and The Pleasance London’s Best of Edinburgh season. It sold out at both.
Soundscape and The Set
The startling and compelling physical performance by Thomas Dennis is supported by the unique soundscape based on the iconic Rolls Royce Merlin engines which provides the backdrop to the unsettling narrative. Beyond the syncopated melodious throb of the four Rolls Royce Merlin engines, the wind whistling through the bullet holes in the fuselage, the electric fizz of St Elmo’s fire, the mechanical voices through the intercom and the battering of shrapnel on the thin aluminium fuselage, we hear the sound of ice falling from the wings, aerial battles close by, and from 10,000 feet below, huge bombs exploding as a city burns…
The new re-recorded and remixed soundtrack from Composer Phil Maguire and sound designer John Leonard, described as ‘blistering’ by Spy in the Stalls, with designer Kit Line’s ingenious aircraft – ‘a contraption lifted from a Heath Robinson drawing that moves in rhythm to the flak-filled soundtrack’ provide an intense theatrical experience.