Dante or Die is a UK based site-specific theatre company touring nationally & internationally.
Dante or Die makes bold and ambitious site-specific touring performances. We gently transform ordinary spaces to create unique and intimate theatrical experiences.
Led by co-founders Daphna Attias and Terry O’Donovan, our original productions interrogate and celebrate contemporary human stories that take place in everyday buildings - from hotel rooms to swimming pools to cafés. Read more About Us here and our latest News below.
We're currently preparing for our brand new production, Skin Hunger, that will be performed from 15 - 27 June.
Three performers swathed in plastic; three intimate one-on-one experiences. Book now for our new live, socially distanced performance installation.
Daphna Attias directs three compelling monologues written by Ann Akinjirin, Tim Crouch and Sonia Hughes which explore the fundamental role that touch plays in our lives, with refreshing humour and insight.
15 - 27 June
Stone Nest, Central London
SOLD OUT: Waiting list info here.
For the last few tickets for the BSL interpreted shows on 19 June only, book here.
Odds On is a new digital production that submerges you into the world of Honey Money - a garish online gambling site. We are experimenting with creative technologists Marmelo, and engaging with local problem gambling communities in Salford, Kent & Reading, to create an episodic, online theatrical experience. Audiences will follow an older woman through the gambling site's lens; peering through her screen as she spends more & more time consumed by racking up the ‘Honey Money’.
Odds On has been commissioned by The Lowry's Live Now commissions and Farnham Maltings' New Popular programme, and will be created in partnership with Ideas Test, Kent & South Street, Reading. The project will be developed over the course of 2021 and presented to online audiences in 2022. Odds On is funded by Arts Council England.
Digital Devising Projects
We are currently being blown away by young people in Lancaster and Kent. We've just finished a devising film project at The Dukes, Lancaster in partnership with Raindance the largest independent film festival. The young arts activists that took part created a film inspired by the theme of protest. Our Co-Artistic Director, Terry, reflects on the project here.
"Not only has the creativity and energy of these young artists has been inspiring to the entire team, but their deep engagement with knotty contemporary issues has been giving all of the adults in the Zoom room much needed hope for both the wellbeing of our fellow humans and for the future of art to provoke and get people talking."
And at Will Adams Centre in Gillingham, Kent we're creating audio-visual new work commissioned titled Morpheus. It is commisioned by Theare 31 & Ideas Test and is being led by brilliant freelance associates James Baldwin and Marie Horner. You can read more about the inspiring work being created by these young artists here.