Dante or Die announce further UK touring dates for their hit show User Not Found. The show which enjoyed huge critical success is performed in the intimate setting of cafes around the UK.
This extended tour will now travel to Reading, Canterbury, Ealing, Harrogate and Spalding. As previously announced, it will also travel to New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music, where it forms part of the Next Wave Festival this autumn. Further international dates to be announced.
Terry and Luka were together for nine years until Luka left Terry. Then Luka died leaving Terry as his online legacy executor.
Directed by Daphna Attias with words by Chris Goode and performed by Andy McLeod, User Not Found was the hit show of Edinburgh 2018 as it examined with humour and heartbreak, what happens to our digital identities after we die.
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. Through smartphones and headphones, the audience is immersed in one man’s story as he is faced with keeping or deleting.
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 Take On Me, Handle With Care by Chloe Moss, I Do staged in hotels nationwide, and La Fille à la Mode at the Theatre Royal Haymarket & National Theatre.
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.
Dante or Die collaborated with digital agency Marmelo Digital to build a bespoke app that is central to the performance of User Not Found.
User Not Found is the recipient of In Good Company’s mid-career artist commission and is supported by ArtsDepot’s Creative Residencies, Southbank Centre, University of Reading, The New Wolsey Theatre, Roundhouse London, Stone Nest and Farnham Maltings.
User Not Found tour dates:
8 October: South Street Reading
10 – 11 October: Marlowe Theatre at Garage Coffee, Canterbury
17 – 18 October: Artisan Coffee, Ealing Broadway presented by Ealing Council with support from The Bush Theatre
22 October: Harrogate Theatre
30 October: South Holland Centre, Spalding
6 – 16 November: BAM’s Next Wave Festival at Greene Grape Annex Cafe