Theatre preview: Sound Symphony

Sound Symphony is a highly interactive, sensory music theatre performance made specially for young audiences with profound autism (8 years and older).

The show celebrates making music your own way by weaving together live classical instruments, singing and a wide range of weird and wonderful sounds. Sound Symphony provides a sensory-rich environment, where the audience can feel the music through their whole body.

Sound Symphony is created and directed by Ellie Griffiths and is performed by a trio of performer/composers: Sonia Allori, Greg Sinclair, and Shiori Usui.

Sound Symphony will be opening at The Studio in Edinburgh, then touring to Perth Theatre, Platform in Glasgow, Johnstone Town Hall, The Barn in Banchory, The Byre Theatre in St Andrews, Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy and Lyth Arts Centre in May 2019.

“Sound Symphony is about touring a piece of high-quality performance, where this audience has been thought about first, not last in the creative process,” says Ellie Griffiths. “What I love about this work is how spontaneous it is- no show is ever the same. It makes theatre reimagine what it can be, throwing up new possibilities, which is really exciting as a theatre maker.”

Graham Reid, Equalities & Diversity Officer, Creative Scotland said: “We are delighted to support the tour of this important work which demonstrates a great level of care and attention to young audiences with profound autism.

“Offering high quality artistic experiences is of huge benefit to these young people and their families and the learning and development for venues across Scotland will bring further benefits to future audiences and artists.”

You can find further details about the show and the tour at

Photo credit: Eoin Carey

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