Telephone is a live storytelling performance, with some very gentle (and optional) interaction, and conversations over a drink. It weaves together stories and games about connection across all kinds of distance, through a short and mostly true history of telecommunications.
Written and performed by Tassos Stevens, hosted in the Coney Zoom Bar.
"Coney's entrancing combination of storytelling and shared conversation celebrates the history of telecommunications [...] With very little prompting, and a fitful internet connection, we open ourselves up to near-total strangers. And isn't that something to celebrate and honour?" - Miriam Gillinson, The Guardian
"Not only thematically eloquent in the way it is exploring fragility, connection and distance, but [...] also asking questions about what it means to be in a room and play together on Zoom. Coney are pushing at the boundaries of theatre and of technology" - Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor
"A beautiful, thoughtful and seriously smart piece of work. The best use of Zoom for live performance I've seen yet. Will be thinking about it for ages - @finkennedy
"Food for the soul. Never thought I'd cry on zoom" - @Franciska_E
"Theatre perfectly tailored to the times we live in now... also one of the most lovely interventions into lockdown I've experienced" - @honorharger
"Lovely to interact with people from thousands of miles away having a shared experience. You don't get that at regular theatre!" - audience email
"Best thing I've seen in theatre in a long time, and definitely best thing I've seen amongst all corona "online" theatre. Quiet and human" - @phideljo
Sign up individually (one booking per screen) to join us in our Coney Zoom bar before the performance starts.
You will need access to Zoom (www.zoom.us), and a good enough internet connection. We'll be in touch ahead of the event by email, with more information and instructions...
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