Join us for a night like no other at Empty Shop’s newest venue, TESTT Space, for a live electronic musical performance to accompany cult Japanese film A Page of Madness.
Doors open 7pm / Performance starts 7.30pm.
Buy tickets: pageofmadnessdurham.eventb
Made in 1926, this surrealist classic remains one of the most dazzling, dizzying and remarkable films of the silent era. The story follows a man who takes a janitor’s job at an insane asylum in order to free his imprisoned wife.
The Old Police House Collective (TOPHC) are based in Gateshead and perform live soundtracks to silent film masterpieces at unique venues. They have performed Metropolis at St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle and at the Pilton Palais Cinema (Glastonbury Festival), Nosferatu at Jarrow Hall, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari at Seaton Delaval Hall and Häxan, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari and Der Golem at Newcastle Castle.
In A Page of Madness, director Teinosuke Kinugasa foregoes intertitles for an altogether more subversive mode of storytelling. It is only fitting that TOPHC will create an immersive experimental soundtrack unlike anything you’ve heard before, with electronics, guitars, zithers, drum machines and vocals.
TESTT Space is located above Durham Bus Station*. Refreshments will not be available on the night, so please feel free to BYOB.
* Please note, this venue is currently only accessible via stairs.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.