16 November 2013 – 2 March 2014
PACCAR Room and RST Foyer
Open everyday from 10am until the building closes
Sprite Symphony takes you on a journey into a world of magical fairies and sprites. Follow the trail to discover the installation around the building and find enchanting fairies trapped in jam jars, the Queen of the Fairies' haunted dress and a cabinet of curious sprites in the foyer. Can you hear their enchanting music? They call it the Sprite Symphony…
Created by award winning artists Davy and Kristin McGuire, Sprite Symphony combines animation and projections with costumes and props made by the Royal Shakespeare Company, recomposed to invent a brand new contemporary fairy tale.
A Royal Shakespeare Company commission alongside this season's production of Wendy and Peter Pan.
About the artists: Winners of this year's Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award, Davy & Kristin McGuire are multidisciplinary artists whose work has included The Icebook and an atmospheric stage adaptation of popular fantasy novel, Howl's Moving Castle. Their latest commercial commission for Courvoisier was displayed at Harrods and their new theatre production The Paper Architect premiered in July 2013 at the Barbican. The McGuires' critically acclaimed theatre projects have toured to 12 different countries over 3 continents and their art work has been exhibited, published and screened internationally.