The Journey

EUROPEAN PREMIERE | Journey Productions Limited & Double M Arts & Events Created and Performed by Scott Silven. Written by Rob Drummond, Based on an Original Story by Scott Silven.

Livestreamed Tue 13 - Sun 18 Apr

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About

An extraordinary landscape. A powerful connection. A unique moment in time.

Renowned theatremaker and illusionist Scott Silven invites you to experience the UK premiere of The Journey, an interactive, immersive, live production, unlike anything audiences have experienced before.

When Silven returned to his home in rural Scotland, coming off the heels of a sold-out, highly-acclaimed world tour, he found himself in a place from his childhood that was, all at once, unfamiliar. Thinking about concepts of home, place, and connection, Silven created a digital experience to explore this current moment of isolation and how it can positively affect our future.

For this live, virtual theatre experience, you will use your digital device’s camera, microphone, and headphones to travel from your living room to Silven’s home in rural Scotland - a virtual space filled with beautiful cinematic imagery and high-definition immersive sound. Hear a long-forgotten story, interact directly with Silven in a cutting-edge digital space, and help shape the evening’s extraordinary illusions and mesmerizing events.

With a maximum of 30 guests per show, each intimate, interactive event is constructed by you, your own sense of home and connection, and your fellow travellers inhabiting the same digital space from across the world.

Through the power of storytelling and the work of a masterful illusionist, discover the path that connects you to Silven’s past, your own present, and a collective future. The Journey awaits.

Created with the generous support of The Momentary, The Broad Stage, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Virginia Arts Festival, Arizona Arts Live, Traverse Theatre, Purdue Convocations, UtahPresents, Krannert Center - University of Illinois

Image: David Wilkinson, Empirical Photography


What to expect

For this live, virtual theatre experience, you will use your digital device's camera and microphone to travel from your living room to Silven’s home in rural Scotland - a virtual space filled with beautiful cinematic imagery and high-definition immersive sound.

Before your performance you will have a chance to immerse yourself in Silven's world and reflect on your own past and environment.

With your fellow audience members you will use your own memories to help shape the evening’s extraordinary illusions and mesmerizing events, interacting directly with Silven to create a truly unique performance.

Each performance will have a maximum of 30 guests, and each individual guest must use a separate email address and device to attend the performance. Together, you will come together to connect your past to each other's, and Silven's, explore your present and move towards a collective future.

Will you embark upon The Journey?

Please note: Within an hour you'll receive an email from us containing a unique access link to your selected showtime and pre-show videos for you to watch, consider and enjoy. Your responses to the pre-show videos will help inform the evening's events.

To best experience the show, each guest/ticket holder must have their own desktop or laptop computer and set of headphones.

Mobile phones are not supported.

For more information see the FAQs section at the bottom of this page.

Credits

  • Writer, creator and performerScott Silven
  • DirectorAllie Winton Butler
  • DesignerJeff Sugg
  • WriterRob Drummond
  • Sound DesignerGareth Fry
  • ComposerJherek Bischoff

Behind the Scenes

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Tickets are issued on a ‘per participant’ basis. Should you wish to book additional tickets, please purchase these separately using a different email address for each booking.

Immediately after booking you'll receive an email from us confirming your booking. Then, within an hour, you'll receive a second email from us containing your link to participate in the show, view pre-show content and other important information. Please check your spam and email boxoffice@traverse.co.uk with any questions.

  • This performance is sold out. We will not be running a returns queue.

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    If you’d like to try for a returned ticket, we will take names from 1 hour before the performance – in person only, at the Box Office

  • This performance is sold out. We will not be running a returns queue.

    Book

    If you’d like to try for a returned ticket, we will take names from 1 hour before the performance – in person only, at the Box Office

  • This performance is sold out. We will not be running a returns queue.

    Book

    If you’d like to try for a returned ticket, we will take names from 1 hour before the performance – in person only, at the Box Office

  • Book

    If you’d like to try for a returned ticket, we will take names from 1 hour before the performance – in person only, at the Box Office

  • Book

    If you’d like to try for a returned ticket, we will take names from 1 hour before the performance – in person only, at the Box Office

  • Book

    If you’d like to try for a returned ticket, we will take names from 1 hour before the performance – in person only, at the Box Office

  • Book

    If you’d like to try for a returned ticket, we will take names from 1 hour before the performance – in person only, at the Box Office

  • Book

    If you’d like to try for a returned ticket, we will take names from 1 hour before the performance – in person only, at the Box Office

  • Book

    If you’d like to try for a returned ticket, we will take names from 1 hour before the performance – in person only, at the Box Office

  • Book

    If you’d like to try for a returned ticket, we will take names from 1 hour before the performance – in person only, at the Box Office

  • Book

    If you’d like to try for a returned ticket, we will take names from 1 hour before the performance – in person only, at the Box Office

  • Book

    If you’d like to try for a returned ticket, we will take names from 1 hour before the performance – in person only, at the Box Office

  • Book

    If you’d like to try for a returned ticket, we will take names from 1 hour before the performance – in person only, at the Box Office

  • Book

    If you’d like to try for a returned ticket, we will take names from 1 hour before the performance – in person only, at the Box Office

  • Book

    If you’d like to try for a returned ticket, we will take names from 1 hour before the performance – in person only, at the Box Office

Performance information and FAQs

How many other people will be in the room?
Each intimate, interactive performance can welcome a maximum of 30 participants from across the world.

What is the level of participation in this show?
Most audience members will be called on by Scott to participate during the event. This might include talking about your special object or answering one of his questions. It is recommended that each participant be comfortable talking to Scott for a few seconds, but don’t be nervous—he’s very friendly.

How many tickets do I need to get for my friends and family?
Tickets are one person per ticket, per screen. For example, if two individuals in your household want to participate in the same evening, please purchase two tickets and enjoy on separate devices with headphones. To ensure that we can send each participant their viewing links please book one ticket at a time and use a different email address for each participant.

Will I see my friends and family in the show if we attend the same one?
In The Journey, there will be a few opportunities to see the entire virtual audience immersed in the digital space with Scott. If you have friends or family that you have not been able to see in a while, consider coordinating with them to attend The Journey together. While you won’t be able to talk with one another, you’ll be connected through interactions with Scott and moments when the whole audience is visible in the virtual space.

When will I receive my details for the show?
Upon completing your purchase, within an hour you'll receive an email from us containing a unique access link to your selected showtime and pre-show videos for you to watch, consider and enjoy. If you don't receive your email please contact boxoffice@traverse.co.uk.

What is this pre-show content and how long will it take to watch?
Within an hour of purchasing your ticket, you’ll receive an email from us with a link to discover special advance content from Scott Silven. We encourage you to watch this content prior to the show to be prepared for The Journey. It should only take about 20 minutes. If you are unable to watch the pre-event footage, don’t worry. You will still be able to enjoy the event.

What equipment will I need to watch the show?
To experience the show, each ticket holder must have their own iPad, desktop, or laptop computer with a webcam, microphone, and set of headphones. This show does not work on mobile devices/smartphones.

What do I need to participate in The Journey?
We recommend the following for the best experience:

  • A stable internet connection
  • A desktop, laptop computer or iPad
  • A working webcam (built-in or external)
  • A pair of headphones with a built-in microphone
  • A well-lit space
  • Two pieces of paper
  • A pen (we recommend a thick black sharpie)
  • An object of meaning (this could be a family heirloom, a piece of jewellery, or an oddity you have acquired)

How do I view the performance?

The Journey is best viewed on a desktop or laptop computer with a minimum 10” screen. Mobile phones are not supported. We recommend using a wired ethernet connection or sitting as close to your wireless router as possible.

Browser compatibility:

  • Recommended:
    • Safari (v13+)
    • Chrome (v72+)
    • Microsoft Edge (v79+)
    • Firefox (v65+)
  • Not supported:
    • Internet Explorer

What happens if I arrive late to the show?
The virtual lobby will open 30 minutes in advance of the performance. Please check-in as early as possible to ensure you are set-up correctly. If you miss the start of the performance, there is only one opportunity for late admission—approximately 7 minutes after the start of the show.

Who should I contact if I experience any issues prior or during the show?
Our front of house staff is waiting for you in the virtual lobby starting 30 minutes before each performance. If you are unable to enter by clicking the access link sent to you via email, please email boxoffice@traverse.co.uk. If your screen happens to freeze during the show, you can refresh your browser and re-enter the room.

Have a question that isn't covered? Email boxoffice@traverse.co.uk and we'll do our best to help.