Theatre returns to Salford Quays in May with an immersive outdoor production, ‘C-o-n-t-a-c-t’.
The show premiered in Paris under social distancing conditions last summer and comes to Salford Quays and Central Manchester for a 6-week run in a production partnership between Aria Entertainment, WEF Productions and The Lowry.
C-o-n-t-a-c-t is an immersive, two-hander outdoor performance featuring a captivating 3D sound design for a unique sensory experience.
The story explores timely themes of mental health and anxiety through a moving and unexpected encounter between Sarah and a man, who she believes to be a stranger. The audience gets an insight into Sarah’s mind as she discovers the man can hear her thoughts. But who is he and how can he do this?
Audience members download the audio from a new app which synchronises the spectators and actors, allowing the show to play with theatrical concepts and a new form of dramaturgy. It is an audio experience which involves no direct speaking from the live actors.
To ensure strict social distancing between audience members, tickets are limited to 17 per show. The show runs for 50 minutes without an interval and ticket holders will receive a link to download the app and exact location details.
C-o-n-t-a-c-t Presented by Aria Entertainment and WEF Productions runs from 18 May – 29 June 2021. Visit the Lowry website for more details. The Lowry is also running a series of digital events during the lockdown including drama, comedy and heritage tours.