30 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015

Almeida Questions Apr

Carmen Disruption

Tickets: £3

production information

Almeida Questions is an eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage. In each discussion, invited panellists dig into the key issues and ideas emerging from the show. 

Almeida Questions isn’t a Q&A about the show, but will enhance your experience of seeing it - giving you an opportunity to hear from expert speakers about their views on, and ultimately their answers to, the big questions our shows are asking.

AQ: Game

How does technology change the way we think about ourselves?

Panellists: Hannah Nicklin, Dougal Shaw, Mark Sorrell

Hosted by: Almeida Theatre Artistic Director Rupert Goold

Dates & Tickets

Thu 30 Apr 2015, 6pm

Cast & Creatives

Panellists: Hannah Nicklin, Dougal Shaw, Mark Sorrell
Hosted by: Almeida Theatre Artistic Director Rupert Goold

Hannah Nicklin (@hannahnicklin) is a theatre maker, poet, game designer, producer and sometime academic. She has written a PhD about how theatre-influenced games and games-influenced theatre can destroy capitalism. Hannah is most interested in DIY, community storytelling, tools that break systems, and the spaces between 'what is' and 'what if' where new thinking happens. Her favourite place is not working. Her favourite kind of not work is swimming long distances and cycling even longer ones.

Dougal Shaw (@dougalshaw) is a video journalist and technology reporter for the BBC. Having originally set out to be a history academic (completing a PhD in 17th century history at Cambridge University), Dougal found himself working at the BBC as a researcher on the Hardtalk interview programme, where he eventually became producer. He re-trained as a Video Journalist (VJ), a new breed that was emerging in news. Video Journalists are the exemplars of modern, digital news. They can do everything: shoot, light, edit, produce and report too, all by themselves. Over the past five years Dougal has been the Technology VJ at BBC News, covering tech stories around the globe. In 2013 he was chosen to be one of the founding VJs of the Video Innovation Lab, which set up #BBCTrending and BBC Shorts on Instagram, two highly successful digital offerings. On the back of this, he has started a new role with BBC Business News, looking at ways to make shareable video content for social media.

Mark Sorrell (@sorrell) is a consultant and advisor on fremium game design, behavioural change, value perception and strategy. He has over a decade of experience in making games do new things, in new places, for new audiences. With an enviable history of successful projects for companies across gaming, broadcasting, advertising and finance, he is the go-to person if you want to know how games can help your business.