Made in Partnership with Theatre Centre. A Co-Production with New Wolsey Theatre. Supported by Padepokan Seni Bagong Kussudiardja (Indonesia) and The Point Eastleigh

Feel Me

Touring from Autumn 2023

Feel Me is our new, interactive theatre show, which premieres in autumn 2023. Feel Me asks, via your mobile phone, who and what you care about from the stories unfolding live on stage in front of you.

A stunning mixture of live performance, film, projection, dance and music, Feel Me will explore the different lenses through which we are told, and connect to stories in the modern digital world.

Worlds unfold from backpacks, and tents are constructed and dismantled again, each scene and location temporary, like a transient teenager in search of safety, acceptance and a new place to call home. An interrogation of empathy, Feel Me asks what makes us ‘feel’ for another person, as we journey through landscapes and across borders, through weather storms and paperwork, changing seasons, endless queues and interviews.

Feel Me seeks real world impact and action: as active participants within the show, audiences are gently and anonymously asked to share how they feel about the story they are witnessing at different moments, and to consider who they connect with, who they feel empathy for and why. This will be measured using innovative software accessed by the audience during the show in a series of collaborative ‘check-in’ moments, with results creatively shared live as part of the performance. Supported by academics from Essex University, we will bring together a study of the impact of the show on our audiences and their empathy levels.

Check out out 2024 Tour Dates here!

 

School Groups

ALL GROUP BOOKINGS to see the show will receive our FREE Education Pack including VIDEO of the full-length production! We also have a brand new workshop to accompany the show, to find out more and book click here.

Mobile phones are integral and used throughout the show to interact with the performers, making decisions about what is important to us from the stories that unfold on the stage. Please ensure that your students bring theirs along to witness the whole experience.

 

Audience Experience Guidance:

* Suitable for ages 13 years+.

Feel Me includes integrated captions. If you require captions, we suggest you sit on the right side of the auditorium.

* The show contains mild strobing in the projections, loud noises and atmospheric haze.

* We use cameras in the show to stream what is happening in the auditorium on screens onstage, but this is not recorded or used outside of today’s live performance

Approx. 80 minutes (no interval)

 

About the Show’s interaction

You’ll need your phone during Feel Me. Keep your phone on, but please put it on silent.

At certain points during the performance, we’ll ask the audience to interact via their phone. We’d love for everyone to take part in this, but it is optional and will not affect audiences understanding of the show.

If you choose to take part, all answers are anonymous. You’ll be asked questions about what you’re watching, and how you feel. If you want to take part but don’t have a device with you, we have a limited number of tablets available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please ask the Front of House team.

 

Trigger Warning

Please note this performance contains scenes, images and interactive questions relating to the refugee experience that some people may find upsetting.

 

Download the ‘Feel Me’ Student Resource Pack HERE

 


Touring  From Fri 29 Sep 2023 - 2024

Previewed New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich | Thu 22 Jun 2023

Funded by British Council International Collaboration & Arts Council England

To book please get in touch with Executive Producer Charlie: c.tapp@thepaperbirds.com

 

DOWNLOAD OUR PROMOTER PACK HERE

 

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