An interactive Anglo-Icelandic Twitter opera that ask: where do we live today? On or offline?
When Justie sends a misguided tweet she employs her colleague Talon to try and fix the mounting backlash on social media. Meanwhile his wife Finna, a famous lifestyle vlogger, begins an online affair with recluse Freyja. ‘#echochamber’ explores how we ‘make mistakes’ online inspired by Jon Ronson’s book ’So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed’. This Anglo-Icelandic opera invites audiences to tweet their ‘deepest, darkest secrets’ onto a live twitter feed as we contemplate: “where do we live nowadays? On or offline?”
After a successful run in Reykjavik earlier this year, #echochamber makes its UK premiere in Hull, before touring the country. This interactive opera brings together elements of musical theatre, video and spoken word, as well as opera, inviting audience to tweet in real time to the characters on stage. Have you ever put something online that you regret? #echochamber asks just that, and much more, as we delve deeper into how one social media mishap can ruin our lives.
Ticket price: Adult £5; Concessions/Students £3
Age restriction:14+ (potential use of bad language)