RSC – ‘Be Prepared’

Sound design and composition for ‘Be Prepared’ a play by Ian Bonar. From research and development stage at the Royal Shakespeare Company through to the play’s premiere at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 for Underbelly.

Written & Performed by Ian Bonar
Directed by Rob Watt

★★★★ – The Stage
★★★★ – Edinburgh Guide
★★★★ – Broadway Baby: ‘The set is minimal, and there are few props to speak of. The sound and lighting design, though potent, is also rationed. We are left, then, entirely undistracted from Bonar’s virtuoso performance, which moves through anguish, jollity, horror — through the whole confusing gamut of bereavement — with total credibility. It’s a magnetic, unforgettable turn in this sometimes hilarious, often uncomfortable, always gripping portrait of a grief-stricken mind.’