"It's a minefield of truth, history and memories. I have used accepted cultural symbols, props, actions and costumes that will straightaway trigger reactions: props like a pile of shoes, a stack of empty chairs. But because it is not a play there is no narrative, no naturalistic staging, so the meaning is never absolutely specific. The language of the piece is music." The Studio will be stripped of seating, with performers and audience standing together within the arena - "I won't say camp," says Lyandvert - surrounded with barbed wire. Projections and sound, derived from contemporary, historical and live recordings, will augment the action on stage. The string quartet, Fourplay, provides instrumental backing, soprano Melissa Madden-Gray acts as chorus or narrator, and the choir move and sing as an intrinsic part of the action.