Complicite & Simon McBurney

The Encounter

Journey deep into the Amazon.

A co-production with Edinburgh International Festival, the Barbican, London, Onassis Cultural Centre Athens, Schaubühne Berlin, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne and Warwick Arts Centre

United Kingdom

His Majesty's Theatre

Tickets $25–$85

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‘A captivating piece of high-definition storytelling ... sensational.’

About

Journey deep into the Amazon

Created by one of theatre’s great storytellers, Simon McBurney, and performed by Richard Katz, this critically acclaimed theatre production has taken Broadway and the world by storm.

In 1969, National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre became hopelessly lost in the remote Amazon rainforest while searching for Brazil’s Mayoruna people. His encounter was to test his perception of the world, bringing the limits of human consciousness into startling focus.

This theatrical game-changer draws you further in with its astounding use of 3D sound that transports you to the humid depths of the rainforest.

With a worldwide reputation for creating some of the most exciting and imaginative productions today, Complicite has once again pushed the boundaries with this immersive theatre experience.

Inspired by the book Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu.

2hrs no interval

No latecomers admitted.

Please note headphones are supplied and will need to be worn throughout this performance.

PATRONS WITH A HEARING IMPAIRMENT PLEASE NOTE
Whilst many people with minor hearing impairments will find the headphone system adequate to hear the show, we also have oversized headphones for those wearing external heading aids, can provide personal induction loops, and have sockets for patrons with direct inputs. We can also provide a mono version of the show, and independent volume controls for people with reduced hearing in one ear. If you would like assistance with this, please make yourself known to the ushers or sound technicians in the auditorium before the start of the show.

Post Show Discussion
Sun 19 Feb

Dates, Times & Access

His Majesty's Theatre

Assistive listening
Touch tour
Wheelchair access
Available in selected sessions

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Captioned performance Wed 22 Feb, 8pm

Audio Described performance Wed 22 Feb, 2pm

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