Come Heavy Sleep
Very early ideas for this project started in 2012 at RSC Pilot Night, July 2012. This 15 minute test was made in collaboration with TAPP, a graduate ensemble of performers from Coventry University and 101 New Music Theatre.
Taking inspiration from Shakespeare’s bloodiest tales we told an invented murder story in reverse with no spoken text, but with a strong physical language and a musical score played live throughout.
Devised and created by Kindle Theatre and collaborating artists. 2013 cast and creative team:
|Performers:||Sam Fox, Olivia Winteringham, Graeme Rose|
|Dancers:||Becca Thomas, Suzanne Grubham|
|Musicians:||Luke-Matthew Iveson, Sam Wooster|
|Digital Artist:||Antonio Roberts|
|Recorded Percussion:||Joelle Barker|
|Stage Manager:||Roslyn Newbery|
Come Heavy Sleep is part of Kindle’s exploration into the Roy Hart Extended Voice Method
Roy Hart was an actor who felt his voice was �������������disembodied’ and, frustrated with traditional vocal training, he was inspired by a WW1 veteran Alfred Wolfson, a singing teacher whose experiences in the trenches left him without a ‘voice’. Wolfson had set himself the challenge of recovering his lost voice through singing and inspired by the depth and raw quality of Wolfson���s work Hart continued to develop the practice throughout the 1970’s. He set up a research centre in the South of France and worked with people from all backgrounds and of all ages. His 25 years of research developed vocal training that ‘extended the boundaries of what most would consider a normal singing technique to include (potentially) any and all the sounds the human voice is capable of making.