Outdoor immersive show C-o-n-t-a-c-t to make UK premiere this month
The new live spectacle will take place outdoors across various locations in London.
Following a very successful run in Paris this summer, the new show C-o-n-t-a-c-t, created by Samuel Sené and Gabrielle Jourdain, will make its UK premiere this month. C-o-n-t-a-c-t will start performances on 31 August and runs through 10 October.
Hailed for its creative approach to present theatre in a way that maintains social distancing, C-o-n-t-a-c-t will run for six weeks throughout various locations in London, with each performance allowing a maximum of 15 people to attend. The first three locations confirmed for the show are Tower Bridge, Greenwich, and Clapham Common. Future locations will be announced at a later date.
The live outdoor immersive show will feature innovative 3D sound design, and audiences will listen using headphones, with the latest mobile technology that synchronising the actors with the audience. The show will run approximately 50 minutes.
“As soon as I discovered C-o-n-t-a-c-t I was immediately drawn into the creativity and themes of the piece and recognised how relevant the material was and how it was created specifically around the times we are currently living," the show's producer Katy Lipson said in a statement. "As a producer, I remain committed to creating opportunities not only for audiences but for the immense talent pool we have in the UK who are currently without many opportunities to perform. I hope the city of London embraces the experience as much as the Parisian audiences.”
C-o-n-t-a-c-t explores topics of mental health and anxiety in these unprecedented times, as the main character Sarah encounters a strange man who she discovers can hear her thoughts.
“We were driven by the need to reconnect with our profession and with the audience," writers Sené and Jourdain said in a statement. "We wanted to offer an artistic encounter even in the current health context, therefore we have imagined this tailored theatrical experience. To be able to share this feeling again, the one we only feel with live performance. To reunite with theatre.”