USER NOT FOUND in The Circle Bar
Here’s a scenario for you:
It’s the moment of your death. There’s a magic button. Do you delete your entire online legacy? Or do you keep it – and leave the choice for someone else?
‘User Not Found’ is at Harrogate Theatre Circle Bar on Tuesday 22nd October and is about our digital identities after we die.
Directed by Daphna Attias and performed by Terry O’Donovan, User Not Found is performed in cafés around the UK.
Through smartphones and headphones (both provided) the audience becomes a fly-on-the-wall to one man faced with keeping or deleting. In a rapidly changing digital age, a story of contemporary grief unfolds through this intimate, funny performance that gently interrogates our need for connection and the fate of our digital afterlives.
For the piece Dante or Die has joined forces with writer Chris Goode. Goode is recognised as one of Britain’s most innovative and ground-breaking theatre makers. Both Chris’s and Dante or Die’s acclaimed work in devised and site-specific theatre is constantly informed by the primacy of liveness, questioning the terms and conditions of the dramatic form itself for both performer and audience.
Created by Dante or Die’s Joint Artistic Directors Daphna Attias and Terry O’Donovan, User Not Found follows the company’s previous critically acclaimed work, including Handle With Care in collaboration with Chloe Moss, I Do staged in hotels nationwide, and La Fille à la Mode at the Theatre Royal Haymarket & National Theatre. Their production touring leisure centres, Take On Me, has recently been awarded a Strategic Touring grant from Arts Council England.
Daphna Attias regularly creates nationwide tours with her celebrated dance-theatre company Peut-Être Theatre; and On The Wire, one of Terry O’Donovan’s last site-specific productions as Director, was nominated for Best Production in The Irish Times Theatre Awards 2015.
Dante or Die collaborated with digital agency Marmelo Digital to create a bespoke app that is central to the performance. Creative technologists Luke Alexander, Abhinav Bajpai and Abigail Coe built the app over 18 months. Marmelo have previously worked with the RSC, Wayne McGregor Dance and The Old Vic.
User Not Found is the recipient of In Good Company’s mid-career artist commission and was developed with the support of ArtsDepot’s Creative Residencies, Southbank Centre, University of Reading, Roundhouse London & Stone Nest.
To book for either the 6pm or 8.30pm show, go to www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk or call 01423 502116. Both performances will be captioned.