what we did
The installation consists of five main interactive experiences that use various sensors, open source, wearable and digital DIY technologies (Arduino). These technologies are affordable and can offer a variety of hardware solutions and versatility.
The Enchanted Forest
The Enchanted Forest at Theatre Hullabaloo is a participatory installation for children 0-10 years and their grownups. It prioritises children’s engagement by weaving together children’s ideas with fairy folktales, myths and interactive technologies, to create a space for playful imaginings, interactions, performance and storytelling.
The Enchanted Forest serves as an example of merging tradition theatre craft with technology to enhance children’s agency through active participation. It draws from total and immersive theatre to create a ‘performative installation’ where performers, storytellers and ‘enchanted’ scenography performs alongside children. It uses the power of storytelling and make-believe.
Theatre Hullabaloo, Darlington UK 11 December 2017- 5th May 2018
Polka Theatre, in London for Techtopia Festival 24th -27th May
Main Creative Team
Roma Patel -Scenographer & Lead Artist
Wayne Walker – Allen- Sound Designer
Joe Marshall– Creative Technologist
Alison Rigby-Roberts- Production Manager
The installation was commissioned by Theatre Hullabaloo, Darlington UK and supported by the Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training (RCUK Grant No. EP/G037574/1) and Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham.