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.
User Not Found: A Video Podcast
In partnership with The Guardian, a new immersive video podcast based on our critically acclaimed live show User Not Found is available to experience for free now!
"Did you hold your hand up to the screen. I did. Oh, how I long to touch real flesh and blood at this moment. The magic moment of touch." Lyn Gardner
"A powerful examination of loss, and a moving study of loneliness. It’s perfect for our times” ★★★★ The Reviews Hub
We've been waiting for this moment: so excited to announce rescheduled dates for Skin Hunger! 3 performers swathed in plastic; 3 intimate one-on-one experiences. Book now for our new live, socially distanced performance installation.
Daphna Attias directs three compelling monologues written by Ann Akin, 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
For BSL interpreted shows on 19 June, book here.
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.
User Not Found Playscript for sale
The playscript of User Not Found, which includes imagery from Marmelo's app design, has been published as part of Oberon's Modern Plays collection. We're really proud of it - and you can buy it RIGHT HERE.
"With his tender script, [Goode] hands us each the weight of the internet and asks how we get closure in a world where nothing ever switches off." The Guardian.
User Not Found News
We are delighted to be sharing User Not Found with Canadian audiences in Autumn 2021. The Canadian debut will be presented by The Grand Theatre in London, Ontario - dates TBC.
These will be our next international dates after our sold out US debut, as part of BAM"s Next Wave Festival in 2019, and dates at Print Screen Festival in Tel Aviv, Israel.
The show has now been performed over 130 times across 5 countries to packed audiences.
“There is immersive theater, and then there is theater so immersive that re-entering the world afterward comes as a shock, because you did not realize it had taken you so deep into another reality.” The New York Times
We are delighted to have been selected as part of Farnham Maltings' New Popular programme, to commission new theatre projects in the South East. In 2020-21, we will work in Kent & Reading with our partners Ideas Test and South Street, to pilot a new touring community engagement programme, ‘Odds On’.
The project will culminate in a sharing of scenes from a new production to take place in betting shops. The project will engage with those affected by gambling through interviews and workshops, to explore the role of bookmakers within small communities. The aim of this pilot is to create a programme and site-specific production, which can be toured to other communities across the UK in the future.