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We Sing in Fire and Blood


A virtual reality opera.

Directed by Hazel Grian, Produced by Isla Badenoch.

Composed by Duncan Speakman & Sarah Anderson, VR Production All Seeing Eye.


Official Selection British Embassy, Paris 2019, Encounters FF 2018, Sheffield Doc/Fest Alt. Realities Market 2017Toured with the British Council in Nairobi, Milan & Scotland.

We Sing in Fire and Blood' is a virtual reality opera exploring how we survive extreme violence. In 2010 in Bristol, UK, writer/director Hazel Grian was brutally attacked by an intruder and left for dead while the house burned. 

An uplifting and positive group experience, the audience encounter a cast of police officers, nurses, neighbours and friends as they sing about their part in solving a horrific crime and caring for the victim. Because after the fire’s out and the blood has dried, we need to tell the story. We need to tell the story and celebrate. 

This work is supported by Arts Council England and we are now looking for additional support to take this prototype to full production.

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