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An extraordinary online play performed in Lagos, Barcelona and London, via Google Hangouts.

For Longitude, theatre makers in Lagos, Barcelona and London came together to create a virtual play in a virtual room, with an audience from across the world.

Using social media to interact with audience members, the three episodes of Longitude used Google Hangouts as a stage, experimenting with a new way to share live performance across the globe.


About this Artist

Longitude was commissioned by The London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT) and The Space.

Elastic Future is an experimental theatre company. Originating in San Francisco, it is now based in London, and produces performances that combine theatre with live music, visual art, multimedia and parties, and take place in a variety of non-traditional locations, from warehouses to nightclubs.

The Longitude creative team was:

Emily Altneu, Performer, London

Cris Blanco, Performer, Barcelona

Marc Blinder, Creative Director, Elastic Future

Kiron Chakraborty, Assistant Director

Ifeoma Fafunwa, Performer and Associate Director, Lagos

Aimar Perez Gali, Performer, Barcelona

Erin Gilley, Director, Elastic Future

Hellicar&Lewis, Gallery Installation for Watermans

Toyin Oshinaike, Performer, Lagos

Tim Wright, Playwright

Project Partners

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