Hauntology

Music (immersive, new writing)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

With a melancholy Chopin Nocturne running through her veins and fragments of Caruso’s haunting opera echoing across the shimmering night sky, the haunted composer goes on a past life regression using the medium of music. The resultant repertoire of uniquely cosmic original compositions, which interact with bold cinematic visuals, delves deep into the subconscious, allowing her to uncover what she has in common with these reverberant spectres. Along the way, she meets various characters that have been buried deep in her psychic memory, from an ancient forest of trees to a love she is yet to encounter.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Level access through foyer area to ground floor theatre
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Emily 26 days ago

Hauntology was a beautiful and intimate performance, charged with energy, creativity and a special something that only scented scrolls in the moonlight can bring. As a bit of a Kate Bush fan, I loved the musical stylings of the vocalist Monelise. The cello and piano were beautiful and, when combined with voice and tingling soundscapes, the acoustics were uplifting and evocative. I really enjoyed all the details that brought this performance to life - as mentioned earlier, scented, hand-written scrolls were given to each audience member before the performance, but also some really gorgeous costume pieces and a series of staged objects were placed in the performance area and then used in the show. This added to the feeling of narrative that I enjoyed in the performance, being lead through movements of ethereal sound. Overall, I found the performance intensely reflective and I so enjoyed seeing such exciting new work come to light. I really look forward to finding out what this group of performers does next - onwards and upwards!

Matt Lemains 36 days ago

What a deceitful show. The only thing i experienced throughout it is disappointment. Advertised as immersive musical experience supported by staggering bold cinematographic projection, in reality renders as a very mediocre empty piece of songs with incomprehensible lyrics, a lot of uncomfortable movements with a chiffon and abstract noises with ABSOLUTELY NO PROJECTIONS, only a Black curtain.
The only 'immersive' experience of it is the piece of paper that's been given to us prior to the show with words written in unreadable font.
Utter disappointment.


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Edinburgh Guide (4/5 stars) 31 days ago

There was something special about this performance – an all-embracing energy that affects and stays with you. From the beginning of the show and throughout, there is an enigmatic yet ethereal dimension to both the songs and the singing – haunting yet hypnotic. You keep pondering the performance long after...

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The Wee Review (5/5 stars) 35 days ago

Inspired by its theoretical namesake, Hauntology would perhaps enjoy a larger crowd if it was staged earlier in the day. And yet, split across either side of the witching hour is the only place that feels right. This is a spellbinding, magical performance, one that encourages you to become lost...

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