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Full tour dates announced for Dante Or Die and Chris Goode’s User Not Found 

User Not Found

User Not Found

It’s the moment of your death.

There’s a magic button.

Do you delete your entire online legacy?

Or do you keep it – and leave the choice for someone else?

Dante or Die has joined forces with writer Chris Goode to examine what happens to our digital identities after we die in User Not Found.

Directed by Daphna Attias and performed by Terry O’DonovanUser Not Found will be performed in cafés around the UK and will open as part of the Traverse season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before embarking on a UK tour.

The production will preview at Ipswich, London, Derby before travelling to the Edinburgh Festival and will then embark on a ten-date tour in Autumn to Harlow, Reading, Brighton, Lincoln, Bath, Cambridge, Mansfield, Leicester, Manchester and Portsmouth.

Terry and Luka were together for nine years until Luka left Terry.  Then Luka died leaving Terry as his online legacy executor.

 Through smartphones and headphones the audience becomes a fly-on-the-wall to one man faced with keeping or deleting. In a rapidly changing digital age, a story of contemporary grief unfolds through this intimate, funny performance that gently interrogates our need for connection and the fate of our digital afterlives.

Chris Goode is recognised as one of Britain’s most innovative and ground-breaking theatre makers. Both Chris’s and Dante or Die’s acclaimed work in devised and site-specific theatre is constantly informed by the primacy of liveness, questioning the terms and conditions of the dramatic form itself for both performer and audience.

Created by Dante or Die’s Joint Artistic Directors Daphna Attias and Terry O’Donovan, User Not Found follows the company’s previous critically acclaimed work, including Handle With Care in collaboration with Chloe Moss, I Do staged in hotels nationwide, and La Fille à la Mode at the Theatre Royal Haymarket & National Theatre. Their production touring leisure centres, Take On Me, has recently been awarded a Strategic Touring grant from Arts Council England and will be revived across the country later this year.

Daphna Attias regularly creates nationwide tours with her celebrated dance-theatre company Peut-Être Theatre; and On The Wire, one of Terry O’Donovan’s last site-specific productions as Director, was nominated for Best Production in The Irish Times Theatre Awards 2015.

Dante or Die are collaborating with digital agency Marmelo Digital to build a bespoke app that is central to the performance. Creative technologists Luke Alexander, Abhinav Bajpai and Abigail Coe have been building the app over the past 18 months. Marmelo have previously worked with the RSC, Wayne McGregor Dance and The Old Vic.

User Not Found is the recipient of In Good Company’s mid-career artist commission and was developed with the support of ArtsDepot’s Creative Residencies, Southbank Centre, University of Reading, Roundhouse London & Stone Nest.

The production is funded by the International Music & Art Foundation, AHRC, Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Fund & Arts Council England.

Dante or Die presents

USER NOT FOUND

Created by Daphna Attias and Terry O’Donovan

Written by Chris Goode – Directed by Daphna Attias

Performed by Terry O’Donovan

Lighting & Set Design by Zia Bergin-Holly

Creative Technology Design by Marmelo Digital

Sound Design by Yaniv Fridel – Video Design by Preference Studio

3 to 26 August at 8pm: Traverse Festival at the Jeelie Piece Café

LISTING INFORMATION

Previews

6th June 2018 at 6.30pm

PULSE Festival – New Wolsey Theatre – Ipswich

Tickets: 01473 295900

www.wolseytheatre.co.uk/pulse-festival/

3 and 4th July at 5pm and 7.45pm

Roundhouse, London

Tickets: 0300 6789222

www.roundhouse.org.uk

20th July at 1.45pm and 5.30pm

Departure Lounge Festival at Derby Theatre

Tickets: 01332 59 39 39

www.derbytheatre.co.uk

Edinburgh Festival

Jeelie Piece Cafe at 8pm

12 Leven Street,

Edinburgh EH3 9LG

Tickets: 0131 228 1404

Online: www.traverse.co.uk

 UK Tour

2 October

Harlow Playhouse

Tickets: 01279 431945

www.harlowplayhouse.co.uk/

 4 October

South Street Arts, Reading

Tickets: 0188 960 6060

www.readingarts.com

6 October

Brighton Dome

Presented as part of Brighton Digital Festival

Tickets: 01273 709709

https://brightondome.org/

 10 October

Drill Hall, Lincoln

Tickets: 01522 873894

www.lincolndrillhall,com

16 October

The Edge, University of Bath

Tickets: 01225 386 777

www.edgearts.org

17 October

The Junction, Cambridge

Tickets: 01223 511 511

www.thejunction.co.uk

19 October

Mansfield Old Library, Mansfield

Tickets: 01623 644 377

www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk

23 October

Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester

Tickets: 0116 252 2455

www2.le.ac.uk/hosted/attenborougharts/whatson

25 October

Pot Kettle Black Café as part of the Orbit Festival presented by HOME, Manchester

Tickets: 0161 200 1500

www.home.mcr.org

 27 October

New Theatre Royal Portsmouth at Canvas Coffee

Tickets: 023 9264 9000

www.newtheatreroyal.com