What we do

Fusing immersive theatre stories with creative technology

Raucous is a collective of theatre makers, composers, filmmakers, technologists, scientists and designers who investigate how theatre can be made more immediate, urgent and immersive for an audience.

Together we harness a wide variety of creative practices to build stories that are vibrant, vital and visceral, creating theatre that has digital technology (AR, AI, binaural sound, projection mapping and object based media) sewn into its narrative fabric, underscored by original music, film and performance.

We explore how each beat of the story can be delivered in the most immediate way – whether that be through smell, live action, directional sound, wearable technology, music or augmented reality. However, the story is always the thing – it drives every decision we make and every direction we take.

We have produced two large immersive theatre pieces, Ice Road and The Stick House, created the at-home, table top theatre experience, The Foundling, curated a series of transdisciplinary conversations and online workshops (Raucous Reflectories and Raucous Exchanges) and have just created an immersive online binaural sound story for blind and partially sighted audiences, The Prick & The Sting.

Raucous is a female led company building a ‘teaching hospital ’model providing routes into immersive theatre and digital technology for women who face social/economic barriers to a career in the sector. We are resident at the internationally renowned Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol, UK.

“The Stick House evokes the fear of the outsider whilst challenging the outsider to think and act differently. A definition for the modern age with a very pertinent lens on the role of technology today. In this site specific production, Sharon Clark’s rich and beautifully constructed narrative moves its audiences through the story with traditional stage craft, new technologies and carefully curated direction. She blends the collective and individual theatrical experience resulting in a superb use and integration of technology which supports a narrative and allows the audience to hold the story.”
Sarah Ellis - Director of Digital Development at Royal Shakespeare Company.