A Journey Round My Skull is a beautiful and beguiling love story that really gets inside your head. Told by a neurosurgeon who casts the audience as her silent patient, this show gently and playfully transports you to the streets of Continental Europe, to a scrap over profiteroles, into neurosurgery and onto the tracks of a ghost train.
Featuring headphone technology and extraordinary sound design, A Journey Round My Skull operates on the ears as well as the heart to dissect our most intimate relationships.
Inspired by the auditory hallucinations experienced by Hungarian satirist Frigyes Karinthy as described in his extraordinary 1938 medical memoir.
A Bristol Old Vic Ferment commission. This tour is presented by house.
“it’s the careful interweaving of the patient’s auditory hallucinations that most
impresses” The Guardian.
“deliberate and controlled, smart and witty” **** Time Out
“The tale is a compelling one of obsession, intimacy and dysfunction” Total Theatre
Image credit: Jonathan Blackford