Listeners is the name of our ongoing exploration of interactive and game-based theatre. A simple game involving scores of lost 'Listeners' and an audience desperate to track them down.
Listeners started at the Pleasance Theatre's Big Day Out in July 2010 with a full-on interactive game involving 30 escaped medical test centre patients and an audience of 200 'spotters'.
It moved to the Platform Festival in July 2011, when 15 young people from the adjacent Andover Estate were given a crash course in interactive theatre by the directors Terry O'Donovan, Tas Emiabata and Casey Middaugh. There, the audience went hunting throughout the new building looking for lost listeners.
The last sighting of the Listeners was at the Nag's Head Christmas Festival in December 2012.