Burning Out was our first ReAuthoring Project.

We worked with Katherine May on her novel of the same name, to create a multimedia performance that fuses bespoke sound with live video to create an entirely new take on the author reading. In it, we are invited into the author’s world to see inside the process by which she creates and manipulates her characters.

The effect is immersive, intriguing, dreamlike; it aims to draw in new audiences, and to challenge current expectations of an author reading.


You can watch the performance trailer below:

We performed Burning Out for the Canterbury Festival Fringe, Ipswich Pulse Festival and the Folkestone Book Fest.

You can hear a sample of Katherine’s performance here (audio podcast).

Read Katherine’s reflection on the devising process here.

Read Nimble Fish’s reflection on the devising process here.

Learn more about Burning Out, the novel.