Renowned theatre company Wet Picnic present their new production I’d Be Lost Without It. Created with funding from Wellcome Trust, and working with a researcher into technology addictions, the company create an experience that uses binaural headphones, and immersive, movement-led theatre to examine how technology is affecting our minds, our lives, our happiness and our brains.
“sardonic, vengeful, revolutionary & brooding, but very funny in a pitch black way”
Rebel Culture on The Ball
We all exist somewhere online, whether we know it or not: a virtual trace, an online persona, a trail of clicks and searches laying claim to who we are. I’d Be Lost Without It explores our 21st century addiction to technology, where our hunger for likes and shares is distancing us from ourselves and one another, in an age when at least 27 hours each week are spent online.
Using headphones, binaural sound and immersive theatre, Wet Picnic create an interactive experience which explores the utopia and dystopia of our tech-driven existence. Working in collaboration with a psychologist to extract real life experiences, the show shines a light on our modern world and question what keeps us human in an age increasingly lived online.
“I grinned my way throughout (the show) delighted by its perfectly contained manic wit and air of silly-smart invention”
The Times on The Lift
Wet Picnic are South West based company from Winchester. They are known for creating highly successful, funny and darkly humorous street shows, such as The Ball, The Birthday Party, The Lift and Time for Tea. The company also makes work for indoor spaces, which is immersive and promenade. You can currently catch their Crime Scene Live event at the Natural History Museum. Wet Picnic are a company that delights in the absurd, playing with the notion of British eccentricity, mixing bouffon, clown, slapstick and physicality to create work that reflects life in all its forms.
“It almost doesn’t matter what they’re doing because they do it so well”