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.
We are thrilled to announce a new show and invite audiences to an immersive virtual reality experience, set in a dystopian society where happiness has been traded for a world without pain. Combining live-action theatre and animation, Petrichor explores the hopes and fears of our current and future existence.
You can enjoy Petrichor in person at Stratford East in our socially-distanced space or online from the comfort of your own home.
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?
Petrichor incorporates creative captioning and is suitable for deaf audiences. The show contains flashing images, loud music and moments of darkness. It may not be suitable for audiences with sensory disorders or people with an autism spectrum disorder.