The Devil Speaks True is an intimate, immersive dramatic performance about the journey home of people from conflict zones, with the audience placed in the centre of a rapidly unravelling existence. This innovative production cuts the words of real ex-servicemen into Shakespeare’s Macbeth to explore the post-traumatic stress disorder of Macbeth’s brother-in-arms Banquo and of soldiers in the modern world.
Often taking place in complete darkness, The Devil Speaks True uses wireless headphones and binaural sound design to plunge audiences into a 360 degree auditory experience, while using the story to explore the psychological effects of war on returning soldiers. Scent, special effects, projection and dance are all used to create an intense and compelling emotional world for the audience.
Trigger warning: This performance contains potentially distressing material in the form of personal accounts and depictions of PTSD.
This performance contains strobe lighting, flashing images, smoke and aerosol sprays.