iPads and headsets provided for mysterious live event at the Harris

Posted on - 15th September, 2019 - 7:40pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston

A mysterious event described as a “performance, online book and game” is coming to the Harris.


The Archive of Missing Things by Zuppa Theatre Co. is being brought to the city by Derelict Live, a UCLan and Arts Council England funded group that aims to make theatre more accessible for the people of Preston.

Equipped with an iPad and a headset, the audience will have 90 minutes to explore a maze-like archive in search of the secret at its centre, guided by a live performance happening discreetly around them.

Created by Zuppa – an ensemble theatre company based in Nova Scotia – and award-winning writer Kate Cayley, the performance takes the audience through the debris of civilisation in the age of rising sea levels.

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Reviewers have described The Archive of Missing Things as “a hypnotic experience that takes on more layers of mystery and intrigue as it goes on”, and “one of the most incredible experiences with performance art that I’ve had in recent memory.”

Another said: “Imagine a high-tech theatrical hybrid of the works of Marcel Proust and the Myst series of computer adventure games, and you’re in the ballpark of where Zuppa Theatre Co. is playing.”

The Archive of Missing Things is on at the Harris on Saturday 21 September at 11am and 2.30pm. It’s free to attend. Tickets are available from TicketSource.

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