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Fuel Theatre return to Preston with new show Fiction

Fiction is a sound journey through complete darkness that plays on the senses, creating a unique theatrical experience that undermines common theatre convention.

Fuel Theatre return to Preston with new show Fiction – a sound journey through complete darkness.

Coming to The Continental on 7th and 8th November, Fiction is a sound journey through complete darkness that plays on the senses, creating a unique theatrical experience that undermines common theatre convention. At times unnerving, Fiction invites its audience to travel through the sprawling architecture of their dreams.

The show is the second collaboration between director David Rosenberg, the co-founder of Shunt and director of Electric Hotel, and writer/novelist Glen Neath whose previous work includes Romcom and The Bench, which have been performed fourteen countries to date. They previously worked together on Ring, which received great acclaim from audiences and critics alike, and was a hit at The Continental on Fuel’s previous visit there in 2012.  Lyn Gardner of The Guardian said the show was “so weirdly interesting that I'd happily repeat it.

The sound is recorded using binaural sound technology, creating a 3D listening sensation, giving the performance an extraordinary intimacy and immediacy. It transports the audience into their own dream world but all is not as it seems, and they won’t be alone. Fiction creates the eerie sensation of presence, even, or perhaps especially, when there’s no one there.
By setting the show in complete darkness, with the audience wearing headphones, David Rosenburg explores ways of creating an alternative reality, building on his previous use of technology and sound in earlier works Ring, Electric Hotel and Motor Show.
David Rosenberg, Greg Neath and other key members of the creative team are available for interview.

“I haven’t been affected by a show as profoundly in a long time.”
- Wired

Tickets

Tickets are £7 or £5 concessions and are available from the venue (01772 499 425)
Preston Visitor Information (01772 253 731)
or online from Skiddle & SEE Tickets.

Buy tickets for the 7th here or the 8th here.