Noctium Theatre brings the fascinating story of the hero behind The Doctor Who theme tune to the Rialto Theatre this May.
In a small attic, packed in hundreds of cereal boxes, lies the life’s work of Delia Derbyshire – the unsung genius behind the Doctor Who theme tune and trailblazer of electronic music. Using strange sounds and weird wobbulations, Noctium brings you a sonic experience your ears won’t believe.
Hymns for Robots mixes Noctium’s unique heightened performance style with analogue and digital music to bring you an extraordinary life that was almost forgotten. Featuring creative captioning and visual sound, this performance is inclusive for d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences.
Noctium are a Coventry based theatre company that delights in the alien and abstract. Hymns for Robots gets its first outing of 2018 at Rialto Theatre this May before heading off to the Edinburgh Fringe later this summer.
“Effective, fascinating, with lots of atmosphere” – What’s On Magazine
“What a show it was!” – Elementary What’s On
“Superb, inventive and entertaining” – Coventry Observer
“A riveting performance” – Audience Feedback
“One of the most intelligent productions about Delia I have ever seen” – Brian Hodgson, long term collaborator and friend of Delia Derbyshire
Age guidance 14+ contains strong language and sexual references.
Event: Hymns for Robots
Dates: 7th, 16th, 17th and 18th May @ 5:05pm
Running Time: 1 hour Tickets: £7, conc £5
Box Office: 01273 725230
Devised by Noctium Theatre
Direction: Connor Alexander
Music: Charles Craggs
Delia Derbyshire: Jessie Coller
Brian Hodgson: Charles Craggs