Dante or Die: User Not Found


A new production by Dante or Die

Created by Daphna Attias, Terry O'Donovan & Chris Goode
In collaboration with Marmelo Digital


It’s the moment of your death.

There’s a magic button.

Do you delete your entire online legacy?

Or do you keep it – and leave the choice for someone else?

USER NOT FOUND is about our digital lives after we die. Our new play, created with pioneering theatre-artist Chris Goode, is performed in cafés across the country, where you’ll be handed a smartphone and a pair of headphones. Become a fly-on-the-wall to peer into the life of a man who is faced with keeping or deleting.

A story of contemporary grief unfolds through this intimate performance that gently interrrogages our emotional dependence on our screens.

We're currently in script development, alongside building a platform for the audience to go on a digital journey. Sophie Gunn, our Access Associate, is developing a captioned script that will be embedded into the smartphones that audiences receive for the performance.

Professor Lib Taylor of the Univesrity of Reading, has secured an AHRC grant to explore the use of social media technology within the performance. There will be opportunities to take part in workshops around digital ownership, legacy and identity as this strand of the project develops.

Tickets for preview performances will soon be onsale...


Created by Daphna Attias & Terry O'Donovan

Writing by Chris Goode

Creative Technology Design by Marmelo Digital

Lighting & Space Design by Zia Holly

Sound Design by Yaniv Fridel

Access Associate: Sophie Gunn


USER NOT FOUND is the recipient of an In Good Company mid-career artist commission.

The project is funded by IMAF, AHRC & Arts Council England.

The R&D period was supported by artsdepot and Southbank Centre.