Petrichor Online Tickets and Dates
Theatre Royal Stratford East, London
This production will be available to view from 7 – 13 December. You will receive an email the week beforehand with the viewing link for the production, which will then be available from 9am on 7 December and will expire at midnight on 13 December.
Immerse yourself in a virtual reality theatre experience online from the comfort of your own home, set in a dystopian society where happiness has been traded for a world without pain. Combining live-action theatre and animation, PETRICHOR explores the hopes and fears of our current and future existence.
A MATCHBOX production by ThickSkin
Created by Jonnie Riordan, Jess Williams & Ben Walden
Welcome to Petrichor. Thousands applied and you have been selected. This is a new beginning, a clean slate, a second chance. You are an important part of this machine. And that’s all you need to think about.
Step into a new world. A world where every single day is exactly the same. Petrichor is a dystopian reality, where every moment is muted, managed and monochrome. Nothing bad ever happens. Nothing good does either. Excitement and happiness have been traded for a world without pain and suffering.
A chance meeting brings two unlikely individuals together and offers a small glimpse of what life could be. Their newfound connection sends ripples through this ordered world. They begin to question every decision, every step and every thought they’ve ever had. Could there be something more than this?
What the critics say about ThickSkin theatre:
"Technically daring and breathlessly orchestrated” (Metro on The Static)
"All the ingredients to inspire a new generation in theatre” (The Good Review on How Not To Drown)
“Truly stunning” (The Scotsman on How Not To Drown)
Supported by Arts Council England, Backstage Trust, November Productions and Waterside Arts & Creative Industries Trafford.
Developed with support from Lawrence Batley Theatre, Tron Theatre and Glasgow Life.