The Memory Dealer at Mayfest 2013
Pictures, Tweets, press, credits and comments from The Memory Dealer shows at Mayfest 2013. http://thememorydealer.co.uk/
- Winner Royal Television Society Award for Digital Innovation 2014
- Calvium"Evocative piece of interactive drama around the streets of Bristol...This digital and physical combination of app and live drama is a winning combination."
- Nomination for RTS West of England Digital Innovation Award 2014
Writer, Director: Rik Lander
Assistant Director (live): Jon Dovey
Composer: Alexander Kolassa
Dealer: Lu Capewell
Dentist: Gemma Thorogood
Receptionist: Jasmine Atkins-Smart
Agent: Stephanie Weston
Front of House Hosts: Hannah Williams Walton, James Higgs
Live event technical: Jim Roper, Henry Mitchell
Car installation supervision: Michael Burrows
Mother Daughter set design: Ashley Clarke
Jewellers installation construction: Sandy Creighton
App programming in Appfurnace: Ben Clayton
Documentation: Felix Drake
Runner: Julie Guerrin
Catering: Café On The Square
Ushers: Mayfest volunteers
- "I've only experienced theatre at the Hippodrome. This was completely different and I really enjoyed it"
- Crack Magazine review Monday 3 June 2013"The implications of this latest genre of entertainment are potentially limitless once audiences, technologies and investors begin to recognize what a flexible and powerful format it is."
- Digital Cultures Research Centre write up Wednesday 5 June 2013
- A Younger Theatre review Tuesday 28 May 2013"This new, and innovative show is a masterpiece, and fantastically produced and created."
- Bristol Culture review Friday 24 May 2013"The most fun was walking around the city centre like a spy on a secret mission that only you knew about in a well-thought out and memorable show."
- Comment from audience member"Within minutes of leaving the Watershed I was completely immersed in the experience. It was incredible wandering along the waterside slowly becoming the character and taking in the surroundings as if for the first time. As the plot developed I was continually impressed at the twists and turns that the journey took.For me the experience was made by the authenticity of it all- the receptionist at the dentists catching my eye as the narrative talked about her trustworthiness and the Guardian supplement with Eve Rust on the front."
- Nottingham University press release 16 May 2013"Unlike traditional theatre, this play unfolds in different locations around the city and the promenade audience find themselves part of the story which is revealed by live actors, video and audio installations and multi-media on their mobiles."
- "I liked the freedom in the hotel room...it was like Cluedo"
- "There are different levels of immersion, there's when you're listening and you're in the story, and then there's when your interacting, your still taking part in the narrative, but you're not as removed from reality"
- "I've walked up this road hundreds of time but you become aware of everything and who might walk past you"
- "You could get quite suspicious of people. I got stopped by two ladies looking at a map and I thought they could be part of it! It was really weird - are you, aren't you part of it?"
- “It kind of made it feel like you were in a film. It didn't feel like life, it felt different.”
- Gorgeous jewellery pieces by Alice Menter: alicementer.co.uk/