An innovative performance in Cornwall of Shakespeare’s 400-year-old play The Tempest – modified for two stages at networked locations – explored how technology can change the way we experience theatre; examining new narratives (or an expanded classic in this case) and bringing remote audiences together in a unified experience. The project provided a use case examination of the Vconect conferencing platform with script, staging and actors provided by Cornish based Miracle Theatre.
Unmanned cameras (with pan tilt zoom functions controlled by a computer based script engine) at each location captured the performance and streamed it live over the BT superfast connection to screens at the other location and to audiences at home, watching on the internet. It is believed to be the first time in the world that a production performed at two locations in this way has also been transmitted over the internet to people at home.
Studio Biscoe developed custom audio/video streaming platforms and supported many aspects of systems integration and production.