News: New interactive game theatre about online dating to embark on digital tour

Manimals slams live online theatre, gaming and performance art into a groundbreaking interactive one-woman show. Playfully coming to your living room, via Zoom, in March.

Critically acclaimed immersive game producer Michelle Hudson (Fire Hazard Games) embarks on her first solo performance piece in an exploration of dating, loneliness, and the struggle to connect in the digital age.

“I swiped on them all to see who I could meet. A hundred Manimals in a tracking spreadsheet…”

Michelle, a successful game designer, thinks she’s well on her way to winning the dating game when she starts going on dates with Manimals – men posing with exotic animals in their dating profiles. But when you try to win a partner at all costs, what do you lose?

A playfully filthy online show, inspired by real-world dates. Live, with audience interaction and gaming, performed over Zoom.

“I was tired of online dating, which can be a soul-sucking, tragically comic thing,” said Michelle Hudson. “Then I got really interested in why certain men put animals on their profiles, what they were trying to say about themselves. So I invented some game rules for myself to try to make it more fun, and to start saying ‘yes’ more. This show is a creative response to that experience.”

Supported by Arts Council England, recipient of Greenwich Theatre’s Get Connected micro commission, commissioned by multi-award winning international touring company Zoo Co, and partnered with award winning interactive media company Stitch Media.

Manimals is not suitable for people under 18. Explicit sexual content & nudity.
No (m)animals were harmed in the making of this show.

Tickets are available through Greenwich Theatre, Poplar Union, & The Place (Bedford): http://bit.ly/Manimals2021.

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