Presented by D A R K F I E L D


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 in their ongoing D A R K F I E L D venture. 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




Current & upcoming performances:

Fiestas de Octubre, Guadalajara, Mexico, 4 October - 4 November 2019 seance.mx

Perth, Australia, 17 January - 16 February 2020 darkfield.co.au


Previous performances:

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

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

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

Birmingham REP Centenary Square, 18-29 October 2016 birmingham-rep.co.uk

Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2-26 August 2017 summerhall.co.uk

Warwick Castle, 21-31 October 2017 warwickcastle.com

Jubilee Square, Brighton, 27-29 October 2017 brightondome.org

Fed Square, Melbourne, Australia, 26 October - 12 November 2017 seancelive.com

The Rocks, Sydney, Australia, 22 November - 10 December 2017 therocks.com

Elizabeth Quay, Perth, Australia, 19 January - 10 February 2018 fringeworld.com.au

Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, Australia, 15 February - 19 March 2018 gardenofunearthlydelights.com.au

Dartington, Totnes, Devon, 28 February - 5 March 2018 dartington.org

Almeida Theatre, London, 3-6 April 2018 almeida.co.uk

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

Brisbane Festival, Australia, 8-29 September 2018 brisbanefestival.com.au

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, 3-8 October 2018 lpac.co.uk

Theatre Deli, Sheffield, 10-16 October 2018 theatredeli.co.uk

Manchester Royal Exchange, 19-31 October 2018 royalexchange.co.uk

Warwick Castle, 20 October - 4 November 2018 warwickcastle.com

Geelong, Australia, 25 October - 4 November 2018 seancelive.com

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

Parque Centro, Saltillo, Mexico, 5 January - 3 March 2019 seance.mx

Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne, Australia, 9 January - 6 February 2019 darkfield.com.au

Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, Australia, 15 February - 17 March 2019 gardenofunearthlydelights.com.au

Vault Festival, London, 23 January - 17 March 2019 vaultfestival.com

Yagan Square, Perth, Australia, 27 March - 14 April 2019 darkfield.co.au

Globofest, Saltillo, Mexico, 6,7 April 2019 seance.mx

Museo del Desierto, Saltillo, Mexico, 16-21 April 2019 seance.mx

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

Red Square, Hobart, Tasmania, 6-30 June 2019 darkfield.com.au

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

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

Canary Wharf Montgomery Square, 16-21 September 2019 canarywharf.com

Reddacliff Place, Brisbane, Australia, 19 September - 5 October 2019 darkfield.com.au

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




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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