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Friday 20 November - Saturday 21 November
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Age Suitability: 13+

Production Company: ThickSkin


Trigger warning: Please note, Petrichor includes flashing images.

Immersive Theatre in VR.

Welcome to Petrichor.
Thousands applied and you have been selected.
This is a new beginning, a clean slate, a second chance.
You are an important part of this machine,
And that’s all you need to think about.

Step into a new world.

A world where every single day is exactly the same.

Petrichor is a dystopian reality, where every moment is muted, managed and monochrome.

Nothing bad ever happens. Nothing good does either.

Excitement and happiness have been traded for a world without pain and suffering.

A chance meeting brings two unlikely individuals together and offers a small glimpse of what life could be.

Their newfound connection sends ripples through this ordered world. They begin to question every decision, every step and every thought they’ve ever had.

Could there be something more than this?

Oldham Coliseum is proud to present this socially distanced VR performance. Each performance will hold just 20 audience members, sat separately around our auditorium. All VR headsets will be made medical-grade safe after use.

Petrichor is a MATCHBOX production for ThickSkin. Supported by Arts Council England, Backstage Trust, November Productions, Oculus and Waterside Arts & Creative Industries Trafford. Developed with support from Lawrence Batley Theatre, Tron Theatre and Glasgow Life.

For this performance, the Coliseum will look a little different. We’ve put in place new plans to ensure your safety and entertainment, you can read more about them here.



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