Art imitates lockdown life with drama performance

Date 6.07.2020

The pandemic may have closed theatres, but canny University Drama students are making sure the show goes on with a topical, live performance tomorrow night.

‘Leaving Anon’ – produced in collaboration with their lecturers – was scheduled for April, but due to coronavirus restrictions was switched to going out online.

It will be livestreamed on Tuesday at 7pm.

The show follows 12 strangers who wake up in a bunker following an unknown natural disaster, giving an eerie resonance to all of us who have had to retreat to our own ‘bunkers’ and self-isolate during lockdown.

Over the past six weeks, the cast and creatives have been working to develop a unique online version that shows how digital practices can be used in contemporary theatre.

The live stream can be accessed tomorrow here.