Producers Katy Lipson and Mathilde Moulin are collaborating with French theatre makers Musidrama to bring the outdoor experience to London.
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.
Opening on the 31st August, audiences of no more than 15 per show, will purchase their tickets online and will then receive a link to download the app which will provide the exact location. The London locations confirmed so far include: Tower Bridge, Greenwich and Clapham Common, with further locations to be announced.
C-o-n-t-a-c-t first premiered in France earlier on in the Summer and is a story of an unexpected encounter which 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. The show allows the audience to dive into her mind in this unique sensory and immersive new show.
The show is co-written and directed by Samuel Sene, co-written by Gabrielle Jourdain, with a script by Eric Chantelauze, English translation by Quentin Bruno and music and sound design by Cyril Barbessol.
Talking about the news Katy Lipson said: “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. 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.”
Mathilde Moulin commented: “We are extremely happy to bring C-o-n-t-a-c-t to London, after its very successful debut in Paris! This socially distanced theatrical experience mixes live performance and new technology to create a brand-new form of theatre, specifically adapted to the period of time we are in. The show is relatable to anyone who has experienced social distancing over several weeks or months, but not only. The audience dives into the characters thoughts. They find themselves immersed in someone else’s mind and follow their journey to finding inner peace. We cannot wait for the British audience to come experience it!”
To ensure audience safety, audiences will be asked to purchase paperless tickets online and bring their own headphones to wear throughout the performance. The number of audience members is limited to 15 per performance to ensure social distancing can be respected between the cast and audience. Audiences are asked to respect all public health guidelines and wear masks at all times.
For more information and to book tickets visit:https://www.contactshow.co.uk/