Sound Symphony

Complex Needs show

“a brilliantly crafted, wonderfully benign, deeply moving piece of theatre”

The Herald on Sunday

Coronavirus update: Due to the government’s recent advice to limit public gatherings and social activities, and in conversation with venues and schools, our performances of Sound Symphony at Bibu Festival and Edinburgh International Children’s Festival have been cancelled.

A co-production between Independent Arts Projects and Oily Cart.

Sound Symphony is a new, highly interactive, sensory performance by Oily Cart’s Artistic Director Ellie Griffiths, made especially for young audiences on the autistic spectrum. 

The performance is a playful journey through music, sound and silence. The show provides a sensory rich environment, where you feel music through your whole body. It celebrates making music your own way, weaving together live classical instruments, singing and a wide range of weird and wonderful sounds.

The performance is low capacity to be able to accommodate and engage young people with the most complex needs, who may find even a relaxed performance artistically inaccessible. 

Originally produced by Independent Arts Projects in association with Capital Theatres, Edinburgh with support from Creative Scotland and Paul Hamlyn

Production Credits

Director and Lead Artist Ellie Griffiths

Performers/Composer  Sonia Allori, Tara McGirr, Greg Sinclair

Musical Director & Lead Compose Greg Sinclair

Designer Katy Wilson

Sound Designer Matt Padden

Lighting Designer Colin Grenfell

Movement Director Natasha Gilmore

Dramaturg Naomi O Kelly

Research Advisor Joe Wright

Associate Artist Greta McMillan

Oily Cart Producer Alison Garratt

Producer Mhari Robinson of Independent Arts Projects

Creative consultant Coery Nicholson

Evaluator Max Alexander