"Welcome to Hive Social Solutions, we’re glad to have you on board the team!"
It’s your first day on the job, and things are looking promising in your new virtual office, only the more you explore, the more you find out that something very odd is going on at Hive Social Solutions… and someone needs your help to find out exactly what it is.
The Hive was Error 404’s debut show, made in the heart of the pandemic, Error 404 wanted to bring live immersive theatre online, into their audiences’ homes. From theatre makers, they soon found themselves graphic designing and coding their sets into a ‘virtual office space’ that their audience could click and explore their way around. The new platform embedded binaural sound scapes, live Zoom sessions and tasks with the actors, to fully immerse them into a new virtual world. With audiences equipped with headphones and their own office clothes, it was game play meets immersive theatre.
Originally crafted for an online platform, The Hive then went live at Camden People’s Theatre, as theatres started opening their doors once again. Running alongside online audience members, live audiences worked together with the host to find out what was happening at Hive Social Solutions.
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Error 404 are Amy Mawer, Juliet Mann, Qiyue Luo and Daniel Romeo.
Amy Mawer as Dorothy Parker
Juliet Mann as Karen Baker
Qiyue Luo as Shirley Nottemple
Daniel Romeo as Barry Flannigan
James Christensen as your live host Charlie Lane
Andrew Owen Cook as Terrence Wallenby
Paul Barnes as the voice of Gerald Baker
Online: 9th October 2020
Live: 11th October 2020 at Camden People's Theatre
The Hive was also part of the FORM(AT) Festival, a celebration of the MA/MFA Advanced Theatre Practice students at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.