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The Performance Use Case

With Miracle Theatre Company working through Falmouth University

Vconect is delighted to announce that it will be working with the Miracle Theatre Company, one of Britain’s foremost outdoor theatre companies, in the development of its Performance Use Case. Miracle Theatre have a reputation for entertaining, intelligent, funny and often startlingly original theatre that builds instant rapport with audiences. They have also shown considerable commitment to exploring the opportunity that technology, and film and streaming technologies in particular, can bring to their performances. Miracle have explored how to bring a stage play to an audience at home in previous productions of Tin! and Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot”. Working with Vconect will allow them to explore how video streaming technology could enable a performance of a single play to be performed from two locations and to be relayed using streaming technology to yet others.

 

             

Bill Scott Co founder and aristic director of Miracle theatre company

Miracle Theatre Company’s participation in Vconect is a project of Superfast Cornwall Labs. The Labs are pushing the boundaries of what is possible with superfast broadband through innovation and research projects with a broad set of partners, including Falmouth University, other higher education establishments, Cornish businesses and Superfast Cornwall - a pioneering programme to bring superfast broadband to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (www.superfastcornwall.org).

Bill Scott, co-founder of Miracle theatre commented: “This collaboration will allow us to explore new forms of theatrical performance, it’s exciting and challenging – we are already enjoying it and looking forward to learning more through this collaboration.”. Vconect will work with Miracle to develop and address challenging but realistic use-cases that explore the way that ad hoc communication between groups (in this case both actors and audience) can be enhanced. The collaboration will culminate in an innovative performance of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in the late summer of 2014.