A new immersive audio-digital theatre experience is being launched to give audience members the chance to experience audio plays in a ‘virtual theatre’. The new venture, Sound Stage, aims to provide an ‘at home theatre experience’, from entering the theatre itself and being ushered to a seat, to meeting people in the interval and staying afterwards to listen to a post-show discussion.
An online booking system will enable audiences to book ahead for a performance and time of their choice.
The initiative has been developed by Pitlochry Festival Theatre and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh in collaboration with audio production technologists Naked Productions, funded through Creative Scotland and with Resilience Funding from the Scottish Government.
The launch season will premiere eight new co-produced audio plays from leading British playwrights, which in the future the two theatres hope to produce on stage. The season will open at the end of March with the world premiere of Angela - Mark Ravenhill’s first autobiographical play.