The Project

The Lantern Room - Testing a Synchronised Trans-Atlantic Production

In an innovative new international collaboration, Raucous is working with Canadian immersive theatre company Lost & Gone, exploring the development of a simultaneous cross- Atlantic production, with a view to creating a ground-breaking new piece of theatre. A production performed simultaneously between Toronto and Bristol and where, despite the time difference, the audience will affect the storytelling in the other city.

Both companies are driven by immersing an audience in their storytelling, creating shows in found spaces, such as railway tunnels or derelict swimming pools and exploring how live performance can be reimagined when we use different creative technology tools.

We have been testing and creating performance, digital technology, augmented reality, binaural sound, AI, original music, projection mapping, film and smell to build a rich, visceral story world of Doria Sharpe – a legendary female whaler.

All of our research, explorations, and findings are laid out in this section of our site. We hope you enjoy delving into our discoveries.

Working Questions

How can we create work with a Canadian company remotely?

How can audiences in Toronto and Bristol see each other?

Can the audiences interact with each other?

What effect does onboarding and offboarding have on the audience's experience?

How do we integrate the technology to maximise the production and support the narrative?

How can we start our storytelling through our marketing?

Can we create a production solely using recycled materials?

With huge thanks to Arts Council England and Bristol+Bath Creative R+D who have generously funded this research and development period.