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User Not Found

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There is surreal magic in the seemingly everyday details of this expertly crafted show... they light the room with the power of tactile, human connection. ★★★★★
The Skinny


    Written byDante or Die
    Start date3 Aug 2018
    End date26 Aug 2018
  • TicketsFull price £20.50 / Standard concession £15.50 / U30s & Students £15 / Other concession £9.50


World Premiere
Dante or Die

It’s the moment of your death. There’s a magic button. Do you delete your entire online legacy? Or do you keep it – and leave the choice for someone else?

User Not Found is about our digital identities after we die. This new play by celebrated site-specific company Dante or Die and pioneering writer Chris Goode is performed in Jeelie Piece café.

Through smartphones and headphones, you become a fly-on-the-wall of one man faced with keeping or deleting. A story of contemporary grief unfolds through this intimate, funny performance that gently interrogates our need for connection. / @danteordie / #UserNotFound

Fri 3 Aug, 8pm

Preview Tickets
Full price £13
Concession £9

Sat 4 – Sun 26 Aug
(No Mon Performances)

Thu 16 & Wed 22 Aug, 3pm

Note: Click on 'Book Now' for dates and times. 

Full price £20.50
Standard concession £15.50
U30s / Students £15
Other concession £9.50

See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information.

Access Performances
Captioned: all performances are captioned

Jeelie Piece Café, 12 Leven Street, Edinburgh EH3 9LG

Running Time
1h 30min

Age Recommendation 

Note: Strictly no latecomers. Contains some strong language and audience interaction.

User Not Found is the recipient of In Good Company’s mid-career artist commission and was developed with the support of ArtsDepot’s Creative Residencies and the Southbank Centre.

Funded by the International Music and Art Foundation, Arts and Humanities Research Council, The Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England.

Image by Sid Scott

  • Chris Goode

  • Daphna Attias

  • Terry O'Donovan

    Performed by
  • Marmelo Digital

    Creative Technology Design
  • Zia Holly

    Lighting & Space Design
  • Yaniv Fridel

    Sound Designer
  • Sophie Gunn

    Access Development
  • There is surreal magic in the seemingly everyday details of this expertly crafted show... they light the room with the power of tactile, human connection. ★★★★★
    The Skinny
  • O’Donovan’s deeply emotional performance generates an ethereal experience of astonishing power. ★★★★★
    The Reviews Hub
  • This production is what theatre in 2018 should be - ambitious, contemporary and thought-provoking. ★★★★★
    Broadway World
  • User Not Found is a fantastic piece of site-specific theatre and a wonderful addition to the Fringe programme. ★★★★★
    Young Perspective
  • A raw and magnetic performance... a gorgeous show about grief in the era of hyper connectivity. ★★★★
    Time Out
  • Written with a chatty poetic restraint by Chris Goode, this show is a beautiful dance of love, death and grief delivered via a single live performer (the phenomenal Terry O’Donovan), headphones and mobile phones. ★★★★
    The Independent
  • We go through the emotions together in this impressive digital performance. ★★★★
    The Wee Review
  • A tender, intimate story of love and letting go. ★★★★
    The Guardian
  • User Not Found is a poignant, thoughtful show, and Chris Goode's exquisitely rendered script paints a tender picture of lost love and reluctant but inevitable grief. ★★★★
    The List
  • It feels like a privilege to listen to and watch O’Donovan so intimately. ★★★★
    The Stage
  • The cleverness of the telling, directed with intimate care by Daphna Attias, the other co-deviser, is that Terry is close to us, his emotions raw as he moves around the tables, telling his story. ★★★★
    What's On Stage
  • It is exciting to see theatre that is willing to ask the big questions on such a human scale. ★★★★
    Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
  • Fuses flights of magical realism with the reality of grief and bereavement in the digital age. ★★★★
    I News
  • The warmth, commitment and presence of O’Donovan keep us firmly engaged from start to finish. ★★★★
    A Younger Theatre
  • It’s a reflective piece about dealing with death and living online – two different kinds of absence wrapped up in one. ★★★★
    Fest Magazine

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