"The Quiet Volume" - Black Box Teater in the Library!

Want a different theatre experience? Black Box Teater brings Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells' play "The Quiet Volume" to our library March 13.- 22.

Two people sitting next to each other, with earphones on and reading a book.

Foto: From Black Box Teaters side

Said about the play:

«The Quiet Volume, this small play by Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells leading a spectator into the world of books, is theatre of a very magical kind.»
– Berliner Zeitung

«…Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells’s piece – designed to be played out in the hushed surroundings of reading rooms without disturbing anyone – reminds that these are magic places that can transport you anywhere from a bombed Beirut street to a snow hole.»
– The Guardian

«This now of the page is what grips me - the present moment, this one, summoned here with this arrangement of marks/code, ink/pixels, letters and words.»
– Tim Etchells

Two audience members sit side-by-side. Taking cues from words both written and whispered they find themselves burrowing an unlikely path through a pile of books. The piece exposes the strange magic at the heart of the reading experience, allowing aspects of it we think of as deeply internal to lean out into the surrounding space, and to leak from one reader‘s sphere into another‘s

Practical information:

The play is performed on these dates:

  • Thursday March 13. and Friday March 14. : 14:00 - 19:00
  • Saturday March 15.: 12:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday March 18. – Friday March  21.: 14:00 - 19:00
  • Saturday March 22.: 12:00 - 17:00

The play lasts for 1 hour. Free entrance. 


«The Quiet Volume» takes only 2 audience members at a time, and is played 3 times an hour. Sign up at:bibliotek@blackbox.no. Remember to specify your desired time and date. 

Published Mar. 17, 2014 4:38 PM - Last modified Oct. 6, 2014 4:52 PM