A Love Letter to Zoom Theatre

A Love Letter to Zoom Theatre

Lunchtime Talks

In Venue Talk + Live stream

In venue in Pervasive Media Studio and live streaming online Fri 10 Dec 13:00-14:00

Tickets to Lunchtime Talks in the Pervasive Media Studio are free, but must be booked in advance as capacity is limited. If you do not arrive by 13:00 we will release your ticket. Lunchtime Talks are also streamed live on our YouTube channel, so you can tune in wherever you are.

“You’re breaking up.” “You’re on mute.” “Your connection is unstable.” - Everyone on Zoom in 2020

Over the pandemic, Sharp Teeth Theatre created three online productions, which collectively played to over 30,000 people all over the world. In June 2020, they saw a murder mystery that made them really annoyed, and out of pure spite they decided to try their hand at creating something better. Their murder mystery productions Sherlock In Homes 1 and 2 (co-productions with The Wardrobe Theatre) received 5 stars in the Stage, and fabulous reviews from theatre critics and game critics. While their Interactive LGBTQ+ panto (a co-production with Tom Marshman and The Wardrobe Theatre) baffled reviewers and delighted a more local audience in lockdown 2.

During all these productions, the company got to know Zoom intimately, and loved taking interactive theatre into people’s homes. Artistic Director Stephanie Kempson has a chronic illness, and she realised during the pandemic that there were periods of time in her life where she’d very much like to see theatre from home, and that there was a significant number of people who felt the same.

After opening their third online Murder mystery in November, Steph will be doing a lunchtime talk, sharing the lessons she’s learned from trying to keep some theatre digital after the lockdowns. She’s bringing along some of the creative team to explain why we should keep making digital theatre, and how we can make good interactive work.

After the talk, you can stay at the Studio for Open Studio Fridays - join us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. The Studio provides chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Tell us what you’re up to, or allow us to facilitate conversations within the resident community. Studio staff and residents will be around to chat, answer questions, or tell you more about what we do. The open afternoons close at 17:00, sometimes with a trip to the Café & Bar.

Please note this is a hybrid event and will be live streamed so please be aware you will be in the live broadcast and recording when watching in the Studio.

Audio Description
Baby screening
Cinébites meal deal
Certificate to be announced
Descriptive Subtitling
Introductory Talk
PR Intro
Pre-recorded Intro
Pre-recorded Q&A
Partially Subtitled
Q&A Session
Relaxed Screening
25% Socially Distanced screening
Times TBC
To be confirmed