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To Sleep To Dream (EarFilms)

By | Published on Saturday 29 August 2015

To Sleep To Dream

I didn’t want to wake up from ‘To Sleep To Dream’. Rude reality seemed dull in comparison to this immersive “earfilm”. I was blindfolded and left to create the story’s visuals in my mind, while a rich 3D soundscpe played and crashed around me. This is the type of concept-show that is the core of the Fringe. As for the narrative, think ‘Inception’ meets ‘1984’ meets magical realms. In some ways the plot resembles many a YA dystopian fantasy novel, and could perhaps be more sophisticated, but I liked its childlike character. Some of the recorded voice actors weren’t entirely convincing, but live narrator, writer and director Daniel Marcus Clark is to be applauded – such magical sounds!

Summerhall @ Tom Fleming Centre, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lucy Diver]