Until late October, Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel will be in residence at London’s National Theatre.
Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel is featuring as a free installation from now until October 22nd in the National Theatre’s Lyttelton Lounge.
It will play alongside the National’s production of The Plough and the Stars.
Michael Tuft, Executive Producer, BBC Learning, said: “VR is still an emerging medium, but its got huge potential as an immersive experience to inform, educate and entertain our audience. This piece shows how it can be used to tell compelling and complex stories. It forms a key part of the BBC’s output examining the Easter Rising from a variety of perspectives and in different mediums. As audiences visit the National Theatre to try Easter Rising we hope they will be transported to another world just as they are when they watch great theatre.”
Oscar Raby, Creative Director, VRTOV, commented on the effectiveness of VR as a medium when recounting historical stories such as Easter Rising: “Reconstructing an event from the past with interactive media is a way of saying history is never finalised, we never stop probing it and finding what it means in the present. Every time we tell a story an event is reconstructed in front of us. Interactive media and computer games in particular, put this dynamic nature at the forefront of their experiences. They merge what was designed in the past with what we actively do in present time. A story told is a story updated. This act of vicarious involvement is itself a new chapter in that event’s history.”