Ruth Leon recommends…Department Story – Belfast Festival

Ruth Leon recommends…Department Story – Belfast Festival

Ruth Leon recommends

norman lebrecht

October 20, 2021

Department Story – Belfast Festival
Click here to watch : £15  online
20 – 31 October

Department Story is part of this year’s Belfast International Arts Festival. This new production created for both in-person and digital audiences by Big Telly Theatre’s Artistic Director Zoe Seaton and interdisciplinary artist Jack Hardiker is a heady mix of the live and the digital. A unique experience where a digital audience can collude with a physical one and be part of a real-world experience in a way that has never been done before.

Department Story is a site-specific production set in empty retail units in Belfast’s City Centre which smashes together flash theatre and physical fiction in a killer spree through a department of stories, where everything returned has a tale to tell – a talking toaster, a dress with a past, accessories after the fact. this is no ordinary Department Store. Customers have choice but alongside choice comes great responsibility and before long there are decisions to be made. When the in-store shoppers end up with more than they bargained for, their fate lies with those online – but can they deliver?

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