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Ben Frost composes for theatre version of The Wasp Factory

Australian musician Ben Frost has composed and is directing a theatre adaptation of Iain Banks's novel The Wasp Factory about an isolated teenager on a remote Scottish island. The music involves his signature extreme volumes and includes a libretto by David Pountney. The Wasp Factory opens at Austria's Bregenz Festival 1 & 3 August, then plays at Berlin's HAU theatre 26–28 September, and London's Royal Opera House Linbury Theatre 2–8 October. More details here.