Arts 01 June 2022

The Audio Story Company

The Audio Story Company to take up residency at FTH Theatre

FTH Theatre, Falkirk, and The Audio Story Company are delighted to announce a brand-new partnership taking residency in FTH Theatre, commencing with two free performances on 25 June 2022.

This project has been made possible through funding from The Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund (PAVR) from the Scottish Government, through Creative Scotland. The fund was established in 2021 to help performing arts venues remain solvent, return staff from furlough and enable new artistic commissions from freelance artists.

As part of the collaboration, The Audio Story Company will be delivering a series of creative engagement events and performances to help re-engage local communities with the arts and their local theatre. The Audio Story Company will be presenting Happiness Collectors, their audio-immersive live experience for family audiences. These events will take place in local landmark sites such as The Kelpies, Callendar Parkand the Howgate Shopping Centre.

The culmination of the residency will see the development of a brand-new theatrical offering for family audiences; inspired by local people, communities and their stories.

Happiness Collectors is a fusion of physical theatre and audio-immersive storytelling. Each audience member experiences the show through a set of headphones and is guided by their very own Happiness Collector instructor. The audience members learn how to become fully certified Happiness Collectors and then they are transported by sound and music to destinations around the world and invited to complete a series of fun, physical tasks to collect some much-needed happiness. Happiness Collectors aims to bring people and communities together through the promotion of joy, well-being, and the sharing of collective experience.

Lesley O’Hare, Cultural Services Manager, Falkirk Council said:
“We are thrilled to be working with The Audio Story Company, who are passionate storytellers with a love for the extraordinary. We are excited about welcoming our audiences back, as well as introducing new audiences, to FTH Theatre with a brand-new piece of theatre The Audio Story Company share our ambition and we are confident that their time with us will have a very positive impact.”

Established in 2020, The Audio Story Company has quickly built a reputation for producing high-quality, exciting, and unique family-friendly experiences through collaborations with The Tron Theatre, The Ayr Gaiety, Hopscotch Theatre Company & PACE Youth Theatre. Through an ever-changing theatrical landscape, The Audio Story Company takes pride in being forward thinkers and is committed to reimagining the theatrical boundaries between art and the people and communities it serves.

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