'South Downs' and 'The Browning Version'
Michael selected music to set the scene and era for each of the two plays set in schools which were separated by an intermission. Live recordings were made in a school and quiet bird song were used to create the sound scape. An old school handbell was sourced, recorded and used live by an actor at one point to great effect drawing the audience closer to the action. This play included some excellent unaccompanied singing in chorus by the cast, amplified by stage microphones for effect. A ticking clock in both plays was used to show the passing of time and as an audible link between the 2 plays drawing them closer together.