Shutdown has already seen digital festivals and now Fuel and ace theatre company Uninvited Guests are going out on a digital tour. That means that venues around the country (and as far afield as New York and Mexico) are virtually hosting, but in most cases it is possible to access tickets from anywhere in the world. I saw the original back in 2011 and I’ve now also seen the Zoom version. While inevitably some things are lost in the context of lock-down, which leaves so many parted from the people they love, it also lends an extra layer of poignancy. Highly recommended, and evidence of the benefits that accrue when you co-create with your audience.
In response to our desire for connection in these times of physical distance, Uninvited Guests bring you a completely digital, wholly personal and wonderfully live experience in Love Letters at Home. In their innovative performance style, Uninvited Guests play with what’s real and what’s not, often inviting the audience to participate in different ways. By collecting song requests and dedications from the audience members, they create a show that is unique to each audience every night. Love Letters at Home is an antidote to isolation. Join us online and we’ll raise our glasses to long lost loves and current lovers, to mums and dads, and to absent friends Love Letters Straight From Your Heart was originally a BAC Scratch and Arnolfini We Live Here commission, also commissioned by Leeds Met Studio Theatre. Love Letters at Home has been commissioned by First Art, a Creative People and Places project, as part of its Go the Distance remote festival for audiences in Ashfield, Mansfield, Bolsover and North East Derbyshire. *Once an audience member has booked their ticket, they are invited to send in a music request with a dedication to someone they love. Audiences will receive a reminder email the day before with a password and Zoom link to attend. The performance will last just under one hour.