User Not Found

User Not Found

Mon 22 - Tue 23 April 2019

Summer 2019 | Theatre
USER NOT FOUND
Created by Dante or Die
Written by Chris Goode

★★★★ Sunday Times★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★The Independent  ★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ Time Out★★★★ Fest ★★★★What's On Stage ★★★★ The Skinny★★★★ Broadway World


“a beautiful dance of love, death and grief delivered via a single live performer (the phenomenal Terry O’Donovan), headphones and mobile phones.” ★★★★ The Independent, Lyn Gardner

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?


USER NOT FOUND is about our digital identities after we die. The show is performed in LEAF audience members receive a smartphone and a pair of headphones and are immersed in one man’s story as he’s faced with keeping or deleting his partner’s online existence. A story of contemporary grief unfolds through this intimate, funny performance that gently interrogates our need for connection.

“A raw and magnetic performance... a gorgeous show about grief in the era of hyper connectivity.” ★★★★ Time Out

“A tender, intimate story of love and letting go.” ★★★★ The Guardian

Please note that User Not Found will take place at LEAF on Bold Street, not Unity Theatre.  

Contains some strong language and audience interaction  |  Age Recommendation: 16ys +

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, South Street, The New Wolsey Theatre, University of Reading, Roundhouse London & Stone Nest.

User Not Found is funded by the International Music & Art Foundation, AHRC, Cockayne - Grants for the Arts, The London Community Foundation, Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Fund & Arts Council England.











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Creative

Created by Daphna Attias & Terry O'Donovan
Writing by Chris Goode
Directed by Daphna Attias
Performed by Terry O’Donovan
Creative Technology Design by Marmelo
Lighting & Set Design by Zia Bergin-Holly
Composition & Sound Design by Yaniv Fridel
Video Design by Preference Studio
Access Development & Captioning by Sophie Gunn
Costume Design & Design Assistance by Alessia Mallardo

 

Reviews

“A raw and magnetic performance... a gorgeous show about grief in the era of hyper connectivity. ★★★★ Time Out

“Written with a chatty poetic restraint by Chris Goode, this show is a beautiful dance of love, death and grief delivered via a single live performer (the phenomenal Terry O’Donovan), headphones and mobile phones.” ★★★★ The Independent , Lyn Gardner

“A tender, intimate story of love and letting go.” ★★★★ The Guardian

“User Not Found is a poignant, thoughtful show, and Chris Goode's exquisitely rendered script paints a tender picture of lost love and reluctant but inevitable grief.” ★★★★ The List

“It feels like a privilege to listen to and watch O’Donovan so intimately”. ★★★★ The Stage

“The cleverness of the telling, directed with intimate care by Daphna Attias, the other co-deviser, is that Terry is close to us, his emotions raw as he moves around the tables, telling his story.★★★★ What's On Stage

“Chris Goode’s script handles mourning and technology with fingertip lightness” ★★★★ The Sunday Times

“enhanced by impressive use of technology, it has a haunting life-or-death power” – Scotland on Sunday

“There is surreal magic in the seemingly everyday details of this expertly crafted show... they light the room with the power of tactile, human connection.” ★★★★★ The Skinny

“It is exciting to see theatre that is willing to ask the big questions on such a human scale.” ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“Fuses flights of magical realism with the reality of grief and bereavement in the digital age.” ★★★★ I News

“O’Donovan’s deeply emotional performance generates an ethereal experience of astonishing power.” ★★★★★ The Reviews Hub

“This production is what theatre in 2018 should be - ambitious, contemporary and thought-provoking.” ★★★★★ Broadway World

“User Not Found is a fantastic piece of site-specific theatre and a wonderful addition to the Fringe programme.” ★★★★★ Young Perspective

“We go through the emotions together in this impressive digital performance.” ★★★★ The Wee Review

“The warmth, commitment and presence of O’Donovan keep us firmly engaged from start to finish.” ★★★★ A Younger Theatre

“It’s a reflective piece about dealing with death and living online – two different kinds of absence wrapped up in one.” ★★★★ Fest Magazine, Matt Trueman

show details

Dates: Mon 22 & Tue 23 Apr
Times: 6pm, 8:30pm
Running time: 90m (no Interval)
Prices: £15.00 / £10.00 Conc.
Charges:  £1.50 postage
Age Recommendatiion: 16yrs+
**restricted capacity - 50 max per performance**

Venue: LEAF, Bold St, L1 4EZ

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getting there

LEAF

Bold Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 4 EZ, UK