‘This show is for those who regularly have arguments with loved ones about conspiracies. It's for anyone who is tired of being angry on the internet. It's for anyone who doesn't understand how anyone can really believe this stuff.'

The Format

This project centers around the main show, "Rabbit Hole," which is a 1-hour long live interactive performance happening simultaneously over Zoom and in-person in a theatre space.

Audience members can watch the show digitally from home, or in-person in the theatre space. Alongside exploring conspiracy theories, we are also exploring how digital theatre intersects with in-person performance, and how it can enrich the theatre experience beyond simply being a pandemic-induced placeholder for "traditional" performance.

We will have week of R&D at New Diorama Theatre in February 2022. Following this, we plan to have a further 3-week rehearsal period before performing Rabbit Hole in its final form later in autumn 2022.

This full-length performance was originally due to be on at VAULT Festival in March, but following the cancellation of VAULT we have begun discussions with several other venues about rehoming Rabbit Hole.

The Concept

Rabbit Hole uses interactive theatre to explore how conspiracy theories develop, spread, and take root. Crucially, the show does this by casting its audience members in the role of conspiracy theorists.

Far from the stereotypical -and usually false- images of lonely, terrified, tin-foil aficionados, here the audience form a community of like-minded peers, supporting and informing each other along the journey.

The deeper we go, the more surreal it gets, and the more questions there are. As with all good conspiracy theories, the answers are always just behind the next curtain. The project also uses digital media to create a multi-layered Rabbit Hole universe, which can be experienced across several different platforms.


‘We are also exploring how digital theatre intersects with in-person performance, and how it can enrich the theatre experience beyond the pandemic context’