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Park Bench – Park Theatre
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Digital (Act 1) 22 June – 14 August – Free
Live Play (Act 2) 04 – 14 August – £10
Park Bench is an innovative digital-cum-live-theatre play by Tori Allen-Martin. This hybrid was commissioned by Park Theatre during lockdown with the concept of creating a piece of drama that audiences follow from a digital first act online to a live second act on the stage at Park200 Theatre. I don’t know what to expect but it sounds like an interesting concept.
Some conversations are just better had face-to-face. Liv and Theo know that. They used to be each other’s ride-or-die but that was back then… After more than a year of distance from their relationship, it’s time to talk – so they reconnect online.
What happened to being mates? How’s his new life working out? Why did she just vanish? These are big questions for small screens. Will meeting up in person on ‘their’ park bench reignite an old flame or finally put out the flickering embers of feelings?
As I understand it, you can watch Act One online (see below)and then visit the theatre for the live Act Two sections at a later date. Act 1 is Digital, Act 2 is Live. Act 1: Digital is directed by Christa Harris and stars Tori Allen-Martin and Tim Bowie, and Act 2: Live is co-directed by Sarah Henley & Timothy O’Hara.
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