This November Oldham Coliseum is set to present Petrichor, a socially distanced virtual reality performance.
Created and performed by the award-winning Manchester-based theatre company ThickSkin, the show uses exciting and innovative tech to transport audiences into the dystopian universe of Petrichor. This intriguing production blends VR with live-action theatre and animation to explore the hopes and fears of our current (and future) existence. Whether you’ve ever wanted to have a go at some virtual reality or escape the current reality, this new theatre experience is for you.
Audiences of Petrichor will step into a place where every moment is muted, controlled and monochrome. Nothing bad happens in Petrichor, but nothing good or exciting does either. Happiness and adventure have been exchanged for a world without pain or suffering.
When an unlikely duo connect with one another, they get a taste of what life could feel like in a more balanced world. Through their newfound friendship, the pair begin to question everything – every thought, every decision and every step – asking themselves could there be something more than this?
This performance will take place in a Covid-secure environment. Audience members will be sat separately around the auditorium and each VR headset will be made medical-grade safe after use. With only 20 tickets available for each performance at Oldham Coliseum, we recommend booking in for this unique performance as soon as you can.