Part-gig, part-play, part-installation
Created by Matthew Herbert and Ben Power, with original music and sound scores by Matthew Herbert, THE HUSH is a project exploring the power of sound. The cast is Tobias Menzies and Susannah Wise, with design by Sarah Hopper and lighting design by Paul Knott. Part-gig, part-play, part-installation: actors, sound designers and theatre-makers collaborate on this very special performance?? for The Shed, the National Theatre’s new temporary venue celebrating ambitious and unexpected theatre.
Matthew Herbert – composer, DJ and electronic music pioneer – creates a unique aural adventure investigating the emotions and politics of sound with wit and theatrical imagination. He uses everyday items to create electronic music. His previous work includes albums Herbert Complete, One Pig, Around The House and Scale as well as producing for artists such as Björk, REM and Serge Gainsbourg. He runs music label Accidental Records.?
Tobias Menzies was last seen at the National Theatre in The History Boys. Other theatre credits include The Recruiting Officer at the Donmar Warehouse, The Children’s Hour at the Comedy Theatre. Film and television work includes Game of Thrones, Rome, Eternal Law, The Thick of It and Casino Royale.
Susannah Wise was last seen in The Holy Rosenbergs at the National Theatre where she also appeared in Sanctuary and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Other recent theatre includes A Doll’s House (Young Vic) and Hero (Royal Court). Television includes Phone Shop, Derek and Casualty.
?Ben Power is an Associate Director of the National Theatre, where his dramaturgy includes The Effect, This House, Timon of Athens, The Doctor’s Dilemma, Antigone, Double Feature and Earthquakes in London, and an adaptation of Ibsen’s Emperor and Galilean. His new version of Romeo and Juliet for young audiences premieres at The Shed in July.??
Further tickets will be released for sale on 3 July, two weeks before the production opens. Day tickets will also be available for each performance from 12 midday, booking online or by phone as well as in person.
The Shed, National Theatre, London?
17 July – 3 August