Performances

Thu 11 Mar to Sun 28 Mar

A Rain Walk [Interactive Audio Experience]

Andy Field & Beckie Darlington

£5

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A Rain Walk invites you on an intimate walk in the rain guided via headphones by the stories and descriptions of children from across the UK and Ireland. 

With their guidance, the rainfall will become your own private theatre, a space in which to observe, imagine and play. 

Because we are no better at predicting when it might rain than you are, everything you need to experience the show is contained within a little box that is posted to you when you purchase a ticket*. Keep it safe until the weather turns.  

Then, whether in a drizzle or a deluge, alone or with friends or family, we invite you to step outside, feel the rain on your face, and think about your place in a world that is changing so swiftly around you. 

There is also a transcript of the audio experience available to download.

Please note: One ticket can be used by a single person or a household of up to 5 people. Each audience member will require their own digital device on which to download and listen to the piece.  
Age recommendation: The show is aimed at adults, but suitable for all ages. 
Duration: Approx.40mins

What you will need for A Rain Walk

  • All participants will need a smartphone (or MP3 player or iPod) and headphones to listen to the show as you walk.
  • A link to the audio track will be sent to you in advance.  You will have the option to either stream it as you walk, if you have data and good signal.  Alternatively, you will also have the option to download the MP3 - to do this you would need access to a laptop and wifi to download the sound file in advance and put it onto your smartphone (or MP3 player or iPod). 
  • The piece will involve being outside in the rain for approximately 40 minutes, including around 20 minutes of walking. You can of course wear a coat and bring an umbrella! 

*Free postage to UK & Ireland. If you live overseas please contact boxoffice@theplace.org.uk to discuss postage.


How to access

A Rain Walk (audio and transcript) will be available to listen to online / download from Thu 11 Mar - Fri 23 Apr. ​When you have booked for the event you will be sent an E-Ticket to your registered email address (please check your spam folder), which will contain the webpage link to access the work online as many times as you like / download until Fri 23 Apr.

Please note: If you do not receive an E-Ticket please contact boxoffice@theplace.org.uk


Credits:
Created by Andy Field and Beckie Darlington 
Music by Christopher Brett Bailey 
Graphic Design by Will Brady 
A co-commission from Dublin Fringe Festival, The Ark and Norfolk & Norwich Festival, with commissioning support from The Place. 

About Andy Field and Beckie Darlington 
Andy Field and Beckie Darlington are artists based in London. They work with young people to create unusual projects that invite us to re-think our relationship to the places we live and the people we live with. Their work has been presented in over a dozen countries, from rooftops in Cairo and Sao Paulo to London’s Natural History Museum.    

Times: 10am (GMT)
Venue: at The Place

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