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.
IMMERSIVE / INTERACTION AWARD FINALIST
We're very proud that User Not Found Video Podcast has been chosen as a Finalist in the 2021 OnComm Off-West End Awards. There will be an online ceremonly on February 21st. Congrats to all the brilliant work that has been nominated!
User Not Found: A Video Podcast
A new immersive video podcast based on our critically acclaimed 2018/19 live show User Not Found, commissioned by The Space and supported by Arts Council England.
Experience on demand NOW on the Youtube player above or on Apple Podcasts here.
"A powerful examination of loss, and a moving study of loneliness. It’s perfect for our times” ★★★★ The Reviews Hub
"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
What happens to your digital life after you die? If there was a magic button, would you delete your online existence?
User Not Found is a new immersive video podcast, about what happens to our online identities after we die. This new digital theatrical event is available to experience for free, in partnership with The Guardian Newspaper.
Charge your phone, plug in your headphones and find a quiet space for this intimate, meditative and funny story of one man grappling with something deeply private.
Running time: 50 minutes
Age guidance: 14+
Embedded captioning can be turned on/off
The exprience has been designed for smartphones with headphones; the viewer experience will not be the same on a desktop/ipad. It will work on any smartphone model and with in/over ear headphones.
Find out more and submit your feedback here.
Skin Hunger is our new production, originally slated to be performed in November 2020. It will be performed in a beautiful chapel in London's Soho when government guidelines allow. Writers Ann Akin, Tim Crouch and Sonia Hughes have written three poignant and insightful pieces that simply cannot be performed without an audience member sharing the space with a performer. We can't wait to share this experience with you soon.
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.