User Not Found Reviews
- “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.“ ★★★★
Lyn Gardner in The Independent
- “A tender, intimate story of love and letting go.” ★★★★
- "handles mourning and technology with fingertip lightness" ★★★★ The Sunday Times
- "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
- “A raw and magnetic performance... a gorgeous show about grief in the era of hyper connectivity“. ★★★★
- "This production is what theatre in 2018 should be - ambitious, contemporary and thought-provoking." ★★★★★ Broadway World
- “It feels like a privilege to listen to and watch O’Donovan so intimately.” ★★★★
- “O’Donovan’s understated but deeply emotional performance generates an ethereal experience of astonishing power“ ★★★★★
The Reviews Hub
- "It’s a reflective piece about dealing with death and living online – two different kinds of absence wrapped up in one." ★★★★ Matt Trueman in Fest
User Not Found Tour
- 26th September (18.30 & 21.00):
Townhouse Café, Belltable, Limerick, Ireland
- 2nd October (18:00 & 20:30):
Café Bar, Harlow Playhouse, Harlow
- 3rd October (20.00) & 4th October (18:00 & 20:30):
South Street Arts, Reading
- 6th October (19:00 & 21:30):
The Garden Café, St Ann’s Well Gardens, Brighton Dome, as part of Brighton Digital Festival
- 10th October (18:00 & 20:30):
Café Bar, Drill Hall, Lincoln
- 12th October (18:00 & 20:30):
John Lewis Café, Oxford Playhouse
- 16th October (18.00 & 20.30):
Arts Café, The Edge, University of Bath
- 17th October (18:00 & 20:30):
J2 Foyer, The Junction, Cambridge
- 19th October (18:00 & 20:30):
Mansfield Old Library, Mansfield
- 23rd October (18:00 & 20.30):
Main Hall, Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
- 25th October (18:15 & 20:45):
Pot Kettle Black Café, Orbit Festival, HOME, Manchester
- 27th October (18:00 & 20:30):
Canvas Coffee, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
Take On Me: Casting Call !
We are casting for a lifeguard in Take On Me, touring to UK leisure centres in Autumn 2018 - Spring 2019
TAKE ON ME, takes place after hours in six local leisure centres across the country. Set in the 1980s world of headbands and leg warmers, it follows a lonely woman coming to the gym for the first time and a lifeguard who has never saved anyone.
We are now looking for a skilled actor for the role of Chris Shreeves, the leisure centre lifeguard. He has been in the job for a long time and is stuck in a rut, and feels unable to acknowledge or be open about his sexuality. Over the course of the action, he comes to acknowledge his true feelings.
We are particularly interested in receiving BAME suggestions, with a playing age of 35 - 50 for this role. Full frontal nudity is required in this role; a key scene takes place in the leisure centre Changing Rooms where Chris is briefly naked whilst changing his clothes. Confident swimming ability is also a requirement.
Download the full Casting Breakdown here.
To apply, please send your Acting CV with headshot/Spotlight Profile to Sophie Ignatieff on email@example.com by 11am on Monday 24th September 2018. Workshop Auditions will be held on Thursday 27th September in Central London.
Take On Me Tour
We're so excited to announce that Take On Me's application to the Arts Council's Strategic Touring programme has been successful! We have been overwhelmed by the energy and investment from our partners to bring the Take On Me project across the UK: South Street Arts, Ideas Test, Creative Arts East and Ealing Council, The Lowry and Lighthouse Poole.
We're looking forward to revisiting the legwarmers and headbands, creating new local casts everywhere we go and training the site-specific producers and makers of the future. Performance dates will be announced very soon!
User Not Found Trailer
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 Playscript On Sale
We have published the playscript of User Not Found, which includes imagery from Marmelo's app design. We're really proud of it - and you can buy it directly from the brilliant publishers Oberon RIGHT HERE.