The Tree of Dreams

Unscene Suffolk presents

The Tree of Dreams

A beatbox-infused collaboration with Rationale Method



Our 2019 Drama Project was an innovative collaboration with Rationale Method, combining audio description with beatboxing sound effects!

Here’s what the audience thought:

“It was absolutely fabulous. Filled with laughter – such an enjoyable evening”

“Outstanding. Brilliant show.”

“I’m severely sight impaired and I thought it was absolutely brilliant and it was so nice not to have to the headphones on. It was really impressive. (the AD) was explained to me at the touch tour and I just can’t say how good it was, it was really, really impressive. Much better (than other audio described shows I have seen). I liked the way the cast also joined in the audio description.”

“I’ve seen every show you’ve ever done and this one was just amazing!”

Performances took place on:

Saturday 6 July 2019 3.30pm and 7pm 
New Wolsey Studio, St George’s Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF
Tuesday 9th July – community performance at Red Rose Chain
Wednesday 10th July at 7pm, Castle Hill Community Centre


Ellen and George have always been happy, and slept soundly. But life is getting on top of Ellen. Her world is turning upside down, and her dreams are filled with sinister sheep and thieving magpies. “Someone’s been neglecting their responsibilities. The woodcutter is coming, and people aren’t happy.”

The Tree of Dreams is a story about expectations, reality, fantasy and family, devised by Ipswich’s resident company of visually impaired people, with dynamic Audio Description by the internationally renowned Rationale Method, using beatboxing sound effects to heighten the experience for both blind and sighted audiences.

This is an amateur production presented as part of the New Wolsey’s annual Open Season


The show has built-in audio description in the script, so you won’t need a headset for this performance.
However, we are inviting any visually impaired audience members for a touch tour immediately before the show. If you’d like to attend this, please be at the venue 20 minutes before the performance, and we’ll let you in first so you can see and touch some of the props and costumes up close before the show starts.

Funded by Arts Council England and the Foyle Foundation. Supported by the New Wolsey Theatre and Sensing Change.

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