The Story Museum and Fuel presents… The Day I Fell into a Book


The Story Museum
Pembroke Street
14th October 2018
Every Day

The Story Museum and Fuel presents…
The Day I Fell into a Book
A 3 dimensional sound and theatre experience for everyone who loves myths, legends and reading.


When: 12-27 October

Where: The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP

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The Story Museum is delighted to announce an exciting partnership with critically acclaimed theatre company Fuel, who this October, will be presenting their latest production ‘The Day I Fell into a Book’. The production, which is the creation of renowned sound designer and composer Lewis Gibson, takes the form of an immersive storytelling adventure for families exploring the magic of reading.

Using binaural sound recordings, intricate lighting technology and projection, families are given a pair of headphones and a book to read, then taken on an adventure in words and sound. Developed through a series of workshops that took place in 2017 with three schools from the London Borough of Newham, the two-week residency at The Story Museum will be the first public performances of the production.  

The stories featured mix fantasy with folklore, travel from underwater to outer space and take ideas from the experiences of the modern urban child alongside traditional tales from various cultures. It is a patchwork of stories held together by the power of young imaginations. Perfect for ages eight and upwards, this 3-dimensional sound and theatre experience is a must-see show for everyone who loves myths, legends and reading.

Director Lewis Gibson says:
“How brilliant it is to see 30 children with their noses in a book, lost in a world of stories. Kid’s imaginations never cease to amaze me. It’s incredible to experience what pours out of their brains!”

About Lewis Gibson

Lewis Gibson is a sound designer, composer and theatre maker. He has worked with Complicité, Graeae Theatre, Uninvited Guests, Fuel and Sulayman Al-Bassam amongst many others. His previous work for young people has been made with The Royal Exchange, The Unicorn and Tangere Arts, including his production of Tin Soldier which won an OFFIE for Best Production for Young People in 2012, and A Thousand Slimy Things, The Pardoner's Tale and The Chair all which he adapted, directed and composed.


Praise for Lewis Gibson

"Lewis Gibson’s fantastical, spooky play for ages seven and up takes you to many more unexpected places...It’s all spine-tingling, shiver-inducing fun." **** Time Out


"a highly coherent and impressively original production." **** The Stage


“this distinctive, witty adaptation by Lewis Gibson (who also directs and composes)...This is never sinful... always wicked fun” **** Lyn Gardner, The Guardian


“An impressively original and compelling piece of theatre... witty, entertaining, splendid” **** What’s On Stage


About Fuel
Fuel produces an adventurous, playful and significant programme of work - live, digital, and across art forms - for a large and representative audience across the UK and beyond. They collaborate with outstanding artists with fresh perspectives and approaches who seek to explore our place in the world, expose our fears, understand our hopes for the future, create experiences, which change us and in turn empower us to make changes in the world around us.

About The Story Museum
The Story Museum is a registered charity with a vision to enrich lives, particularly young lives, through story. We do this by providing great ways of engaging with great stories here in our Museum in the centre of Oxford and through our work in schools and the community. The Museum opened to the public in 2014 after a first stage of capital works and is currently raising funds for ‘Chapter 2’ to continue the development of its site and to bring the whole building into use.

For further information contact David Gibb or call 01865 790050.

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