Blood of the Young & Tron Theatre present
Daphne Oram's Wonderful World of Sound

World Premiere

9th - 13th May 2017

Daphne image + border - resized for web

Live-scored by electronic sound artist Anneke Kampman, Daphne Oram’s Wonderful World of Sound is a journey through the amazing life of one of the great, unsung composers of the twentieth century.

One of the most distinctive composers of her generation, Daphne Oram cut a trailblazing path through uncharted musical territory. In 1942 a seventeen-year-old Daphne attended a séance which inspired her to forge a career in music. This led to her co-founding and becoming the first director of the world-famous BBC Radiophonic Workshop, (birth-place of many of television’s early Sci-Fi themes, such as Doctor Who).

In a career spanning more than 30 years, she worked with opera singers, classical composers and rock and roll stars. She released several records, influenced the teaching of music in schools, wrote a book on her personal sound philosophy (An Individual Note) and continued always to pursue innovation, learning and teaching her craft - often as the only woman in that professional environment.

Written by Paul Brotherston & Isobel McArthur
Directed by Paul Brotherston

Designer Ana Inés Jabares-Pita
Original Live Score Anneke Kampman
Dramaturg David Greig


Supported by Creative Scotland. Developed as part of Tron Theatre CREATIVE

Image: Mihaela Bodlovic, based on an original image of Daphne Oram by Michael Cranston.


'Electrifying…it carries a real shiver of innovation'. The Scotsman (on Blood of the Young’s Golden Arm Theatre Project)

'An unpretentious, accessible, genuinely joyous communal theatrical experience… the most entertaining show I've seen this year'. Exeunt Magazine (on Secret Show 1)

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