This September and October, musician, record producer and award winning independent film maker, Thomas Dolby will be touring the UK. ‘The Invisible Lighthouse Tour’ is in association with Dolphin Films, and will see his latest film project taken to the road to give audiences a unique theatrical experience. Combining his music and art in one show, the tour will focus on some of the UK’s most historic art house cinemas.

There is a mysterious island across the water off the East Anglican coast that, during its history has been an airfield, a military testing ground for experimental weapons and home to the main transmission network for the BBC World Service. On top of the island is a beautiful lighthouse.

The British Synth player had chart success in the 1980s with hits like ‘Windpower’, ‘Hyperactive!’ and ‘She Blinded Me With Science’. Now, he presents his impressionistic documentary, calling it “a kind of tone poem with music and moving images”.

Thomas Dolby’s ‘The Invisible Lighthouse Tour’ is a unique transmedia performance, where he accompanies the screening with live narration and a musical soundtrack linking songs from various stages of his career.

Tour dates include:



25 Picturehouse, Cambridge

26 Electric Palace, Harwich

27 Waterside Arts centre, Manchester

29 Cameo Picturehouse, Edinburgh

30 Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle



2 Broadway Cinema, Nottingham

3 QUAD Cinema, Derby

4 Showroom Cinema, Sheffield