A theatre company that has embraced the challenges imposed by lockdown, Darkfield has spent 2020 crafting unique immersive audio experiences for audiences to enjoy from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Having experimented with technology since 2016 to produce uniquely innovative shows, this year saw the release of their downloadable app Darkfield Radio.
Darkfield Radio has released new pieces throughout 2020 as a direct response to the UK news cycle and decisions made by the government in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the horror genre, their shows have explored concepts such as isolation, embracing the shared experience of this turbulent year.
Their latest project, Eternal, is inspired by Bram Stoker’s iconic Dracula. Originally commissioned by the Bram Stoker Festival for their 2020 programme, Eternal follows Double and Visitors to complete the 2020 Darkfield Radio trilogy. It is another twenty-minute audio experience, this time designed for an audience of just one person, alone in their bed. The Darkfield Radio website claims “it explores the quandary of eternal life and wonders what price you would settle for to achieve it”.
Participants are advised to close the curtains and turn off all the lights to get the full impact of this show, otherwise requiring only headphones and a phone. Eternal will be broadcast every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 9.30pm and 10pm exclusively from the Darkfield Radio app.
Tickets are available now from the Darkfield Radio website.