The Enlightened, a real crime story that spans two continents, is about to premiere on 9 February at HOME, and shall be streamed on-line on 10 and 11 February. The present was co-created by six proficient theatre makers from the UK and India, and can characteristic performances by actors in Manchester and Pune, India, introduced collectively via cutting-edge audiovisual design and streaming.
The present follows the story of a younger, white man who travels to India searching for enlightenment, solely to vanish with no hint. As associates, household, and web sleuths attempt to piece collectively what occurred, they uncover an online of thriller and hazard, and should query whether or not the reality is well worth the threat.
The present blends parts of true crime, theatre, movie, and digital tradition to create a really distinctive and immersive expertise. Audiences can anticipate to be transported between the bodily, digital, and religious realms as they comply with the story and take part in a collective meditation session.
Along with the reside efficiency, audiences all over the world can have the possibility to hitch the expertise via a reside stream of the Friday and Saturday performances. To additional improve the interactive nature of the present, all viewers members can have the choice to hitch a WhatsApp group chat as part of the expertise.
The Enlightened was created as part of NSDF LAB 2021-22, and options sound design by Balraj Samrai, digital manufacturing by Bradley Mell, and AV design by Dee Dixon. The present is directed by Liam Rees and produced by Kelly Samuel, and has acquired assist from HOME and Arts Council England.
David Byrne, Inventive Director at NDT, had this to say in regards to the present: “It’s onerous to not be impressed by the ambition and the progressive strategy of The Enlightened. Pushing on the present limits of tech and reside efficiency, the present has all of the uncooked elements to draw the perfect kind of viewers – these curious on the potentialities of reside theatre, hungry for brand new kind and concepts.”
In-person tickets for The Enlightened are priced between £9.45 and £13.70 and could be bought on-line or at HOME’s field workplace. On-line tickets for the reside stream are priced between £2.20 and £6.20, and can be bought on-line.
Venue: HOME (and live-streamed on-line)
Date: Thursday 9 – Saturday 11 February 2023
On-line Tickets (£2.20 – £6.20)