The Encounter

The Encounter

Inspired by the novel Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu


his 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.

Garnered with Drama Desk, Evening Standard, Outer Critics Circle and Tony Awards, The Encounter combines virtuosic storytelling and groundbreaking binaural sound design to plug into the power of the imagination, transmitted direct to the audience through provided headphones. Simply put, it is a ‘game-changer … from a man and a company incapable of remaining within known theatrical boundaries (Independent).

Inspired by the novel Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu

Critic reviews

An extraordinary journey to the heart of what makes us human

The Times

This is something very special

The Evening Standard

I just didn’t want it to stop.

Time Out

A triumph of sound design

The Guardian

A must-see

The Independent

Date & time

Show ended
Sat 14 Apr - Sat 5 May 2016, 2pm, 3pm & 7.30pm


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