Murmurs a tour of whirlwind romance, city confusion, undersea encounters and dining-room debacles told through a blend of theatre, illusion and dance by director and designer Victoria Thierrée Chaplin with Aurélia Thierrée. Murmurs is the follow-up to the internationally acclaimed Aurélia’s Oratorio, Aurélia Thierrée is a woman fleeing from reality, her life packed up in cardboard boxes. Seemingly everyday actions become a spectacle of strange and beautiful transformations as she becomes immersed in snippets of others’ lives.
'One is confronted by the unexpected, the strange and the beautiful. It is like an enchanting dream, and like most vivid reveries, it momentarily colours the way you see the waking world.'
‘An absolute spellbinder’
'Laced with surreal surprises, throwaway sight gags and topsy-turvy transformations.'
‘She does wonder wonderfully.’
Murmurs showed at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall Southbank Centre in December 2011 and January 2012.
Théâtre de Carouge – Atelier de Genève / Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg / Cirque-Théâtre d’Elbeuf / La Coursive Scène nationale de La Rochelle / Grand Théâtre de Provence – Aix-en-Provence / Scène nationale de Sénart / Théâtre de l’Archipel – Perpignan and El Canal Centre d’Arts Scéniques (Salt-Girona) – Scène Catalane Transfrontalière (ECT-SCT) / Théâtre de Caen / Ville de Saint Quentin – Picardie / Le Rive Gauche – Scène conventionnée pour la danse / Théâtre de Villefranche (69) – Scène conventionnée / Avant Seine – Colombes / Crying Out Loud – London, supported by Arts Council England, in association with Corn Exchange, Newbury and New Greenham Arts.
Produced by Crying Out Loud and presented by Southbank Centre
Conceived and directed by Victoria Thierrée Chaplin
With Jaime Martinez, Magnus Jakobsson / Antonin Maurel