Combining opera, theatre and live projections, this interactive one-act piece inspired by Jon Ronson’s best-selling book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, #echochamber explores how we make, and attempt to rectify, online mistakes. After posting a misguided Tweet, Justie seeks help from her colleague Talon to try and minimise the fallout, while Talon’s wife Finna, a famous lifestyle vlogger, sets off her own social media storm when she starts an internet affair with recluse Freyja. Written by Icelander Ingunn Lara Kristjansdottir with music by Manchester-based composer (and The Sunday Boys conductor) Michael Betteridge, the ‘Twitter opera’ is touring the UK following a successful run in Reykjavik. The Aequitas Collective and Folk Opera Iceland production invites us to ponder where it is we actually live at this point in the 21st century – online or offline – and encourages audience members to contribute to the narrative via a Twitter feed livestreamed onto big screens.

Tue 14–Wed 15 Aug, 53two, 8 Albion Street, Manchester, M1 5LN, Tel: 07432 198724, 7.30pm, £11-16,

Tue 14 Aug - Wed 15 Aug
Sarah-Clare Conlon
Published on:
Sat 11 Aug 2018