As the one year anniversary of the global pandemic that has touched all of our lives passes, Mansfield Palace Theatre, like most venues, has been looking at ways to deliver culture and entertainment to those who have missed attending live theatre shows.
The town’s premier venue has diversified its offer and has announced its first streamed performance, Dalloway, a one woman drama produced by Dyad Productions. Furthermore, the low household ticket price aims to encourage people to try captivating drama in a more familiar environment.
Sian Booth, Cultural Services Manager says, “We’re so thrilled to be able to bring our audiences streamed entertainment, direct to their homes. It’s a real step forward for the Theatre and we hope that people will give it a go, even if it’s their first drama, which is why we have kept the price low at just a fiver”.
Written and directed by Elton Townend Jones and performed by Rebecca Vaughan, ‘Dalloway’ is set in 1923. The War is over. While Clarissa Dalloway prepares a party in Westminster, Septimus Smith is diagnosed with shell-shock, their memories and dreams magically intertwining with those of 15 other disparate souls, this hot blue day in June. Conjuring the hopes and regrets of post-war London, Dyad’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated map of hearts, minds and memories offers a compellingly feminist response to the aftermath of the First World War.
The performance was recorded at the Edinburgh Festival in August 2019 and is being streamed using a virtual reality format, which means that viewers can use the mouse or trackpad on their device to move around the stage, zoom in and out, and get close to the action.
To book household tickets for just £5, go to Mansfield Palace for the trailer for the show can be seen on the theatre’s social media accounts.