The Runaway Hare

It is a hide and seek adventure performance  for toddlers and their grown-ups. The audience is invited to become part of the story and join the performer in a curious, playful and sensory journey through a digitally enhanced performance.

The show was presented in collaboration with Nottingham Lakeside Arts and was developed and designed  as part of my PhD research at the University of Nottingham, Horizon Digital Economy Research and Mixed Reality Lab. My research  focused on the design of visual, sensory and interactive digitally enhanced performance spaces to harness young audiences innate playful nature.

The performance will engage audiences as co-creators through touch and interactive play. Some of the activities are child-led which allows them to influence the action, choose where to play and how to collaborate with the performer. 


Lakeside Arts, Nottingham , January 2017


Design and built the Installation performance

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“Bringing digital into interactive theatre. Roma Patel is a designer and member of the Mixed Reality Laboratory who is looking to computing to provide extra engagement with young theatre-goers. Thanks to actor Sophie Johnson-Hill  This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley. Computer Science at the University of Nottingham: Computerphile is a sister project to Brady Haran’s Numberphile”

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