The Noise

An edge of the seat, sci-conspiracy thriller about memory, secrets and the effects of sound on human beings…

Written by Clare Duffy, Jon Spooner and Chris Thorpe
Made in co-production with Northern Stage and Warwick Arts Centre

A remote island in the Southern Ocean.
A noise that never stops.
A massive iceberg in the harbour.
A body in the water.
And a 17 year girl who is the only one asking any questions.

The island of Whitley (nr Antarctica, population 600) is home to ‘The Noise’ – a weird, ever changing, always present sound that makes the islanders… different. Nobody knows what causes it and, because it’s all they’ve ever known, everyone has stopped asking. Only 17 year old Charlie and her best friend Harry, a local scientist, are still looking for the answers.

When a massive iceberg drifts improbably into the harbour one night and a body washes up soon after, Charlie finds there is no-one left she can trust and sets out on her own to uncover the truth and the source of The Noise.

You can read the ‘immersive’ script (for FREE) here

The Noise
Being about noise/sound we worked with long term collaborators David Edwards (aka electronic musician Minotaur Shock) who composed original music for the show and sound designer by Gareth Fry (who we previously worked on to make Zero Degrees & Drifting in 2004) and who created the soundscape for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Written by  Clare Duffy, Jon Spooner and Chris Thorpe Directed by Jon Spooner Cast: Rachel Gay, Viktoria Kay, Lauren Kellegher, Jerry Killick, Scott Turnbull Designer: Rhys Jarman Sound Designer: Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin Original Music by David Edwards Lighting Design Katharine Williams Projections by Will Simpson Original artwork by Alex Murray