Dates and Times
Sat 10 March at 9pm
Part of Sprint 2018, CPT’s annual festival of adventurous new performance. The festival runs from Mon 5 – Sat 24 March. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets to your basket and we’ll do the rest.
Presented by Emma Attwood & Nick Finegan
Just Like Real Life is a vivid and violent new work from theatre-makers Emma Attwood and Nick Finegan.
In a strange and desolate desert, an opportunistic cowboy sets up shop as a virtual reality salesmen – offering you your deepest desires on a 30 day free trial. Just Like Real Life follows the story of a lonely city dweller who signs up to make her dreams a reality. She discovers a world where anything is possible – as long as she can keep up with the subscription fees.
This new multidisciplinary performance takes Hoffman’s 19th Century tale of The Sandman as a grain of inspiration for a story about loneliness and longing in the post-internet age. Fusing live performance and virtual reality Just Like Real Life is a haunting exploration of humankind’s ever more intimate relationship with the digital realm.
For the first time at CPT, each audience member will be given their own VR headset before the show begins. These will function as their own personal portal into a virtual landscape where fantasy and desire feel all too real.
Supported with funding from Arts Council England
Photographer’s credit: Zbigniew Kotkiewicz | Image edited by Nick Finegan
About the company
Emma is a director, writer and performer and her work explores the intersections between live performance and video. Nick is a London-based theatre+filmmaker who is interested in the relationship between queer identity and the city. Nick and Emma’s previous collaboration ECHO_NARCISSUS was commissioned for NOW ‘16 at The Yard Theatre.
Image Credit: (c) Nick Finegan