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Imagine a world where every sound has a colour. Where every colour has a taste. Where the number 8 is a fat lady. The Valley of Astonishment explores the fascinating experiences of real people who see the world in a radically different way. Director Peter Brook and his actors combine true stories of these experiences and the results of neurological research with the epic mystical Persian poem The Conference of the Birds, which tells of a group of birds on a quest taking them through seven valleys.As Brooke and his actors take us on an exploration of the mountains and the valleys of the brain, we will ultimately reach the valley of astonishment.