Dream – Royal Shakespeare Company

Dream was the title of the 50 minuet , online immersive theatre show presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company between the 12 and 20th March 2021. Based around Shakespeare’s, A Midsummers Night Dream and originally devised as an in-person work – the concept was re-imagined as an R&D project for a digital audience only. The show blended live performance (real actors playing in real time) with motion capture into VR sets and used gaming technology to allow the live audience to interact with the live actors. As a result, each performance was different. Tickets were available for either an interactive or passive experience – with a one-off payment of ¬£10 for viewers who wished to interact with the characters, while a free ticket option was available for those wishing to just view the performance.