Told entirely from the perspective of a dog, The Noises is a visceral new play about fear, courage, the nature of violence and what we’re prepared to do for the ones we love. This new show, longlisted for the 2017 Bruntwood Prize for Playwrighting, will receive its world premiere at The Old Red Lion this April, starring Amy McAllister (Call the Midwife, Scorch).
The Noises is a mother and daughter collaboration between TS Eliot Award shortlisted poet and playwright Jacqueline Saphra and director-dramaturg Tamar Saphra, and is a poetic and sensory piece with sound design from Tom Parkinson (I’m A Phoenix, Bitch; Super Duper Close Up). The sound is another character in the play, and the audience hear the world as Luna hears it.
Luna is a dog. A good dog. Nemesis of the big-dick-labradoodle, expert rabbit hunter and merciless protector of the human pack. It’s a warm April night and The Noises are everywhere. Luna’s only friend, Ellie, has gone out, but Ma has locked Luna in, and she’s getting restless. The night is stretching out and changing shape, strange smells are drifting through the closed door. Beyond the door, The Noises are getting faster and louder and Ellie hasn’t come home. What does it mean to be brave? What does it mean to be good? Confined here together in the dark, what else do we have but each other?
Every performance has fully integrated audio description for blind and visually impaired audiences.
The Noises is at The Old Red Lion Theatre 2nd to 20th April 2019.