Photo credit: Ellie Kurtzz
S.P.I.D. Theatre presents:
I serve, therefore…iAm.
Mel. Cook & Helena Thompson’s interactive game tours festivals and theatres this summer
4 and 5 star reviews for Offie nominated tour:
‘for geniune audience participation, this is a must-see,’ 4 stars, everything theatre
‘entertaining and different, it certainly knows how to engage an audience ‘ a younger theatre
‘ Like that old bonding game Twister but with a modern technology and social twist ‘ green light, Traffic Light Reviews
‘Won’t spoil the plot, but is a nice bit of sci fi involving humanoid robots, and has a nice little unexpected twist at the end. ‘ 5 stars, Audience Club
‘Co- creators Helena Thompson and Mel Cook have succeeded yet again in creating something worth talking about. ‘ 4 stars, Theatre Bubble
‘a hugely relevant examination of the true value of human life’ as featured on London Live
‘like nothing I have ever seen or experienced, it opens up a range of moral and philosophical questions,’ 4 stars, Exposure magazine
You have been selected. We offer you a rare opportunity to participate in a secret focus group, playtesting a ground-breaking new technological innovation. Be the first to get your hands on the most exciting new product being developed today; a piece of tech which will revolutionise the way we all live our lives. You will, of course, be asked to sign an NDA, and then, in small groups, will get the chance to interface with this revolutionary product, testing its capabilities and helping us discover how it interacts with you. Come, experience the future.
iAm 4.0 explores our attachment to technology, and the human costs we are willing to accept in the digital age. SPID premiered the show in collaboration with the Bush Theatre London, was nominated for a Off West End Theatre Award, and gained four star reviews here , here and here .
S.P.I.D. (Social Political Innovative Direct) uses immersive arts events and participatory drama to bring people together. The charity has won Fringe Report’s Best Outreach Award, the Apollo Award for youth work and a Young People Now award. S.P.I.D have previously collaborated with the National Theatre, the Gate and Riverside Studios.
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Running Time: 60 minutes |
Ticket prices vary up to £9
Secret Garden Party Festival, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 2PH
Thurs 20- Sun 23 July
Secret South London location
Sat 29 July & Sun 30 July at 4pm
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk / 020 7407 0234
Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Rd, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 8LJ
Tue 1 Aug at 1pm, Wed 2 Aug at 8pm
www.spidtheatre.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
Fri 11, Sat 12, Thurs 17, Fri 18, Sat 19 Aug at 8.15pm
http://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/events/iam-4-0/ / 020 7407 0234
Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP
Fri 25 & Sat 26 Aug at 8pm
www.parktheatre.co.uk / 020 7870 6876
For further press information and press tickets, please contact
Martin Shippen – email@example.com / 07956 879165
Co created by Mel. Cook & Helena Thompson, in collaboration with iAm companies 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0
Cast: Oliver Brassell, Roseanna Frascona, William Hearle, Sydnee Howard, Liz Margereson, Seda Yildiz
Costume and props by Emily Megson, Olivia Venebals
Produced by Helen Milne
Co-creator Mel Cook is an experiential theatre director who makes first-person narrative adventures for international audiences, including many transmedia, immersive, and site-specific events, as well as directing classics, new writing, and pervasive games around the world. Graduate of Birkbeck’s MFA in Theatre Directing, and RADA’s Acting BA, Mel. is Artistic Director of Snakebit and Associate of Coney. Mel. has created work for companies including the NT Studio, Southern Rep NOLA, Bush, Finborough, and Arcola; festivals including Latitude, Glastonbury, Wilderness, and LIFT.
Co-creator Helena Thompson founded S.P.I.D. in 2005. Helena’s previous shows Bluebeard’s Wives (ICA, 2003) and Open House (selected as ‘Festival Highlight of the Year’ by The List and Time Out, 2005) are published by Plays International. She was a member of the National Theatre’s attachment scheme and has been recently commissioned by BBC Radio 4 and The Bush Theatre.