Watch: Complicité's The Encounter (until Mon 25 May)

15 May 2020

The true story of National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre lost in a remote area of Brazil in 1969, told through binaural audio by Simon McBurney.

First presented here in 2016, The Encounter blew away audiences. 

This is the true story of National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre lost in a remote area of Brazil in 1969, leading to a startling encounter that is to change his life forever. Simon McBurney’s solo performance threads scenes of his own life with details of McIntyre’s hallucinogenic journey, plunging the audience into a visceral inner voyage. As the mesmerising tale reaches its climax, this extraordinary tour de force asks urgent questions: about how we live and what we believe to be true.

Grab a pair of headphones (essential) and watch the performance online from Friday 15 May at 7pm BST until Monday 25 May 10pm BST

The Encounter
Inspired by the novel Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu
Directed and Performed Simon McBurney
Co-Director Kirsty Housley
Associate Director Jemima James
Design Michael Levine
Sound Gareth Fry with Pete Malkin
Lighting Paul Anderson
Projection Will Duke

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

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