We were one of seven theatre companies who were commissioned to create a brand new piece of work for Assemble Fest 2017 on Saturday the 3rd of June. The show was performed 5 times throughout the day and included one Pay What You Decide showing.
Omni-Science combines audience interaction in a theatrical setting with DIY live-stream video footage, all wrapped in a darkly comic sci-fi plot. Audiences are invited to technology mogul Sinclair Strata's VIP unveiling of his brand new and life-changing domestic appliance: The Omni- Unit! The investors watch as Sinclair provides a 'flawless' live demonstration of his new robot assistant and are even given control of the robot itself. But try as he might, Sinclair fails to hold his presentation together and he unveils a rather disturbing secret underneath the gloss white domestic bliss that the Omni promises to provide...
Below is the original promotional material for 'Omni-Science' during Assemble Fest 2017:
Have you ever needed a menial task completing that you simply don’t have time to attend to? Have you ever needed something for the house but felt too run down and tired to leave it? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your own personal robotic assistant? Introducing the all-new Omni Unit. It’s Deliveroo, Uber and loyal companion all rolled into one. Faithful, obedient, hard-working – and more importantly SAFE for all the family – be the first to get on board with this pioneering product. You are cordially invited to the world-premiere of the next great leap forward in technology. Be astounded and amazed by what you will see, hear and experience. We are delighted to offer YOU the opportunity to invest in the future of personalised robotic assistance. Not only will you get to experience the unveiling of the Omni Unit, you will also get to control it in its first public demonstration.
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But what next for Omni-Science? We are hoping to develop Omni-Science further in 2019, watch this space!
Creatives: Director: Jack Chamberlain Assistant Director: Jack Fielding Writer and Dramaturg: Joe Hakim Designer: Alex Bennett
Cast: Sinclair Strata: Matthew Cowan Arnold: Andrew Ross Maria: Josie Morley Marcus: Jack Fielding