Roof show set to be highlight of SIRF

Darlington and Stockton Times: THE ROOF: Images from a performance of The Roof when it was in London THE ROOF: Images from a performance of The Roof when it was in London

AN unusual blend of 3D sound, contemporary dance and free running all set against the skyline of Stockton is one of the shows heading to this year’s Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF).

As part of the show, the audience will experience a 360 degree performance and will wear headphones to enable them to take in an intimate and complementary 3D soundtrack.

The Roof by Fuel Theatre is the third collaboration between theatre director David Rosenberg and choreographer Frauke Requardt, following the successful productions Electric Hotel and Motor Show – which came to SIRF in 2010 and 2012.

Councillor Ken Dixon, Stockton Council’s cabinet member for arts, leisure and culture, said: “Almost 10,000 people paid to watch The Roof when it premiered in London earlier in the year and it’s quite a coup that Stockton is the first place The Roof will head to after its critically acclaimed run.”

During the festival, the show will take place in the Dairy Car Park, off Church Road, on Friday, August 1 at 9.30pm, Saturday at 7pm and 9.30pm and Sunday 6pm and 8.30pm. This show is not suitable for children under 12 years.

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