Promotional material for The Window, featuring a hand, reaching out of a window downwards. In a painted style.
Image credit: Guy J Sanders

The Window

If you knew what might happen in the future, what would that change? And what would you give for that knowledge?

Kathryn wants to do the right thing for her mother. But Mary can’t tell her what that is anymore and anyway, avoiding difficult conversations is a family tradition.

Tom wants to do the right thing for his mum. But Kathryn won’t tell him what that is and anyway, avoiding difficult conversations is a family tradition.

Something has to change. Before it’s too late.

The Window is an immersive audio experience blending story, music and spatial sound. Love and grief; memory and science. In the darkness, you find yourself at the heart of a story about the things families don’t talk about. Spanning three generations and 40 years, it asks what we inherit from the past and what control we have over the future.

The Window is the recipient of one of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s inaugural Inspire Awards and a collaboration with Dr Sarah-Naomi James from the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL. The development of The Window was supported by ARC, Stockton.


Critical coverage

“a beautiful piece of audio narrative that gave me space to gently explore something more than half of us experience but don’t discuss” – No Proscenium

Cast and creative team

WRITER Rachel Briscoe | DIRECTOR Dan Barnard | COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER Richard Hammarton | CAST Oscar Bennet, Anna Bolton, Sophie Galustian, Endy Mackay, Joan Moon, Emma Pallant, Tom Sanigar, Jamie Zubairi

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