C-o-n-t-a-c-t

PRODUCERS KATY LIPSON AND MATHILDE MOULIN COLLABORATE WITH FRENCH THEATREMAKERS MUSIDRAMA
TO PRESENT UK PREMIERE OF C-o-n-t-a-c-t, A SOCIALLY DISTANCED OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE
FEATURING LIVE PERFORMANCE AND 3D SOUND DESIGN IN PUBLIC SPACES ACROSS LONDON AND MANCHESTER

31 August – 11 October 2020 – London
From 19th January 2021 – Salford and Manchester

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Tickets are now on sale for the UK premiere of C-o-n-t-a-c-t, an immersive outdoor experience with a 3D sound design which audiences will listen to on their own headphones. Tickets can be purchased via the C-o-n-t-a-c-t website.

 

Aria Entertainment and WEF Productions are delighted to announce that following a critically acclaimed UK premiere of C-o-n-t-a-c-t in London in Summer 2020, the immersive, two-hander outdoor performance featuring a captivating 3D sound design will run in partnership with The Lowry in two locations – Salford Quays and central Manchester for six weeks from 19 January 2021.

 

The production will have also been licenced to open further afield in Brussels, Rome, Sweden and Chile with potential further locations including New York, Australia, South Africa and Germany in discussion. The production opens this month in Brussels and Rome whilst Sweden and Chile will open in November this year.

 

This innovative production opened to 4* reviews from The Guardian and the i, with The Times calling it “a tantalising vision of a new kind of theatre for these difficult times.”

 

C-o-n-t-a-c-t brings together a creative team of international talent including Director Samuel Sené, Book by Eric Chantelauze, English adaptation by Quentin Bruno, Music and Sound Designer Cyril Barbessol and Associate Director Bronagh Lagan.

 

Originally created by Samuel Sené and Gabrielle Jourdain and premiering in France with French production company Musidrama over the summer in a world where social distancing became the ‘new normal’, this timely story of a moving and unexpected encounter explores the themes of mental health and anxiety through the eyes of Sarah as she is approached by someone she believes to be a stranger. She discovers that he can hear her thoughts but how? Who is this man? Dive into her mind in this unique sensory and immersive new show and experience theatre like never before.

 

The show runs for 50 minutes without an interval and audiences download the audio from the app which is a completely new piece of technology synchronizing the spectators and actors, allowing the show to play with theatrical concepts and a new form of dramaturgy. Audiences of no more than 17 per show will purchase their tickets online and will then receive a link to download the app which will provide the exact location.

LONDON 2020 CAST

Charles Angiama
Louis Bernard
Chloe Gentles
Max Gold
Richard Heap
Aoife Kennan
Katja Quist
Laura White

(NB. The casts work in rotation around the different locations)

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Concept and Direction by Samuel Sené    

Original Idea by Gabrielle Jourdain

Original French Production: Musidrama and Bureau Sauvage

Book: Eric Chantelauze
English adaptation: Quentin Bruno
Music and Sound Design: Cyril Barbessol
Associate Director: Bronagh Lagan

Casting Director: Jane Deitch
App development: Jean-Philippe Marie de Chastenay, Touaregs
UK General Management: Mathilde Moulin
Dramaturgy consulting: Hanna Lasserre PhD

Associate Producer: Anthology Theatre

The roles of Sarah and Raphael were created by Inès Amoura and Jacques Verzier in Paris, 13th June 2020