“Witness the rise and fall of a new(t) capitalism. Deep in the bowels of an oyster-dredging vessel, an ocean of opportunity arises as a new resource makes contact.”
An immersive theatre production by Knaïve Theatre. Composition and sound design by Rob Bentall. For this production, I produced an octophonic sound design, with discrete audio elements to emphasise the spatial aspects of sound coming from different areas of the ship.
War With The Newts – Sound Design Showreel
War with the Newts is an updated theatrical re-imagining of Karel Čapek’s satirical, political, apocalyptic, sci-fi classic of the same title, transported to a post-Brexit Britain of the possible future. It was an original adaptation by co-Artistic Director Tyrrell Jones created with support from the rest of the company. The show featured a fully immersive set by Hannah Sibai, a terrifying live mixed score with 8 channel surround sound by Dr. Robert Bentall and received Summerhall’s Lustrum Award for Outstanding Theatre.
War with the Newts previewed at Square Chapel, Halifax and Waterside Arts, Sale and premiered at Summerhall for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2018 before a UK tour including Leeds, Manchester and London. The show was kindly supported by Arts Council England, Royal Exchange Theatre, Square Chapel and Waterside.
AUDIO TRAILER – EXTENDED VERSION
War With The Newts video trailer: Luca Rudlin (2018)