SÉANCE

Presented by DARKFIELD


We will not prey upon the paranoid, the bereaved, the credulous, the wide-eyed, the weak or the inbred... in return we ask you proceed with an open-mind

Séance is an entertainment only and we cannot hold the medium responsible for the outcome


‘The most important thing in this world is the destruction of superstition. Superstition interferes with the happiness of mankind. Superstition is a terrible serpent, reaching in frightful coils from heaven to earth and thrusting its poisoned fangs into the hearts of men. While I live, I am going to do what little I can for the destruction of this monster’ - Robert Green Ingersoll (1886)


Séance is the third collaboration between David Rosenberg and Glen Neath, the first working as D A R K F I E L D. Sited in a shipping container, Séance is a 15 minute presentation in complete darkness


Cast (preview): Angela Clerkin and David Rosenberg

Thanks to: Phoebe Hitt, Ewa Owsiak, Georgina Thomas


Cast: Tom Lyall

Thanks to: Isobel Algar, Taragh Bissett, Melissa Chambers, Alexandra Donnachie, Caroline Gray, Sigrun Gudmundsdottir, Dani Jacobs, Stanley Lin, Beverley Matthews, Manna Mostaghim, Alexander Mugnaioni, Lydia O’Sullivan, Helen Paszyn, Siria Rutstein, Becky-Dee Trevenen, Emily Walters, Charlie Vickers-Willis, Aidan Yorath


Mexican version translated by Esteban Garza


Cast (Spanish language premiere): Eduardo Arcelus

Thanks to: Anna Alvarez, Neus Cáceres, Valeria Giusti, Dayana Tellerias, Alejandra Pareira, Dolores Reynals, Mario Ruiz, Sahba Saberian


Creators: Glen Neath & David Rosenberg

Producer: Andrea Salazar

Production Assistant: Sara Codrington

Technical Designer: George Tomlinson


Performances:

Preview: Derelict Festival, Preston Flag Market, 11-16 April 2016

Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Southwold, Sussex, 14-17 July 2016

The Future Laboratory Global Futures Forum, Shoreditch Town Hall, 12 October 2016

Birmingham REP Centenary Square, 18-29 October 2016

Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2-26 August 2017

Warwick Castle, 21-31 October 2017

Jubilee Square, Brighton, 27-29 October 2017

Fed Square, Melbourne, Australia, 26 October - 12 November 2017

The Rocks, Sydney, Australia, 22 November - 10 December 2017

Elizabeth Quay, Perth, Australia, 19 January - 10 February 2018

Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, Australia, 15 February - 19 March 2018

Dartington, Totnes, Devon, 28 February - 5 March 2018

Almeida Theatre, London, 3-6 April 2018

Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne, Australia, 11 July - 29 August 2018

Brisbane Festival, Australia, 8-29 September 2018

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, 3-8 October 2018

Theatre Deli, Sheffield, 10-16 October 2018

Manchester Royal Exchange, 19-31 October 2018

Warwick Castle, 20 October - 4 November 2018

Geelong, Australia, 25 October - 4 November 2018

Monterrey, Mexico (Mexican language premiere), 21 November 2018 - 1 January 2019

Parque Centro, Saltillo, Mexico, 5 January - 3 March 2019

Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne, Australia, 9 January - 6 February 2019

Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, Australia, 15 February - 17 March 2019

Vault Festival, London, 23 January - 17 March 2019

Yagan Square, Perth, Australia, 27 March - 14 April 2019

Globofest, Saltillo, Mexico, 6,7 April 2019

Museo del Desierto, Saltillo, Mexico, 16-21 April 2019

Corredor Cultural Alejo Peralta, Santa Fé, Mexico, 27 April - 9 June 2019

Red Square, Hobart, Tasmania, 6-30 June 2019

Autocinema Coyote, Insurgentes Sur, Mexico City, 13 June - 27 July 2019

Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, 1 August - 15 September 2019

Canary Wharf Montgomery Square, 16-21 September 2019

Reddacliff Place, Brisbane, Australia, 19 September - 5 October 2019

Fiestas de Octubre, Guadalajara, Mexico, 1 October - 1 November 2019

Bram Stoker Festival, Wolfe Tone Square, Dublin, 25-31 October 2019

Parque Centro, Saltillo, Mexico, 18 December 2019 - 25 January 2020

Perth, Australia, 17 January - 16 February 2020

Tijuana Cultural Centro, Mexico, 1-28 February 2020

Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, 14 February - 15 March 2020

Lewis Cubitt Square, King’s Cross, UK, 28 February - 22 March 2020

Perth Festival, Australia, 15 January - 14 February 2021

Adelaide Festival, Australia, 19 February - 21 March 2021

Bullring, Birmingham, UK, 27-31 October 2021

Home of the Arts, Gold Coast, Australia, 28 October  - 14 November 2021

Perth, Australia, 14 January - 13 February 2022

Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, 18 February - 22 March 2022


Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Australia, 26 May - 31 July 2022

Arts District, Brooklyn, New York, USA, from 28 July 2022

Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, UK, 3-28 August 2022

Lakeside Arts, Nottingham, UK, 27 September - 9 October 2022

LG Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea, 26 October - 19 November 2022


Séance is Rosenberg and Neath’s best collaboration to date, a creepy and manipulative miniature which unsettles and makes you question not just your senses but what you actually believe’- Lyn Gardner, The Guardian 4★★★★

’It was brilliant, mischievous audio trickery’ - Harriet Fitch Little, Financial Times

‘Seance felt perfectly contained and completely absorbing, spine-tingling’ - Lauren Mooney, The Stage 4★★★★


Click here for reviews



Photo by Fiona Blyth


Click here for trailer by Susanne Dietz

Click here for WIRED article ‘You can watch this play in the dark - just don’t forget to wear headphones’

Click here for ‘Into the darkness: an interview with Glen Neath’ by Edwina McEachran


Commissioned by Latitude Festival & Derelict. Funded by Arts Council England




 
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