HOTLINE – 0808-196-8619
ESCAPE REALITY, CALL THE MOON!
Devised by Produced Moon, Meghan Tyler and Nima Séne
In 1969 a rich white guy in the White House rang the moon in search of peace and tranquillity. It’s 2021… time to reopen the phone line.
Ring HOTLINE for a lunar adventure on your phone where you choose how the quest unfolds. Through one call you’ll solve puzzles with NASA’s Least Consulted Consultant, play truth or dare with ambitious octogenarians, dream with the Almost Astronaut, and hear from time-bending civil rights visionaries. Play the game right and you might just reach the moon herself.
HOTLINE is a free interactive phone line best experienced using headphones. Choose your own adventure using the keypad on your phone, to hear your quest unravel in your ear. HOTLINE is an ambitious and innovative piece of interactive theatre. Whether you want to softly whisper hope into the cosmos or boldly lead an escape from NASA HQ, HOTLINE is what you need it to be.
Ring HOTLINE for a call that’s out of this world – 0808-196-8619.
The HOTLINE is now open and will close at midnight on the 6 March 2021. HOTLINE is free to access, and you can call as many times as you like. If you need to hang up, you can call back and return to where you left off.
Produced Moon have provided a digitised version of the script as a guide, which you can navigate through via the hyperlinked text. If you would find this useful, click here.
Expand the FAQs below for answers to any questions you may have about calling the HOTLINE.
Content Warning: The show contains sexually suggestive material and explicit references to racially aggravated police violence. The show is interactive, and so if you would prefer not to hear the section referencing police violence follow these intructions: When you are in the black hole you might be presented with the choice to: ‘Press 1 to shake Ed’s hand, Press 2 to feel the sun shining in your belly.’ Press 2 to feel the sun shining in your belly and you will not hear the content referencing police violence.
Produced Moon, co-creators and performers
Produced Moon is a collaboration between queer theatre maker Leonie Rae Gasson and digital artist Melanie Frances. Produced Moon’s work exists at the intersection between theatre and technology making interactive performance for the digital age. Work includes making MANIFEST, a community drag king flash mob exploring disobedience in public space supported by Arts Council England and an immersive 360 VR film WE ARE IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY which explores youth rage and climate change made with a cast of teenagers. Produced Moon are based between Glasgow and London. Their work has been presented at Platform, Glasgow; the Science Gallery, London; Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh; the Nuffield, Southampton; the Marlborough, Brighton; Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh; Rich Mix, London.
Meghan Tyler, Joint Lead Artist
Meghan Tyler trained as an actor at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. As a playwright, she has been a recipient of Channel 4 Playwrights’ Award supported by The Traverse Theatre, a recipient of the New Playwrights’ Award with Playwrights’ Studio Scotland, and been part of The New Playwrights ’Programme with The Lyric Theatre, Belfast. At the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, her play Crocodile Fever took the Traverse Theatre by storm. Meghan currently has a residency at The National Theatre.
Nima Séne, Joint Lead Artist
Nima Séne is a transdisciplinary performance makerworking with curation, directing, writing and producing in the boundaries between theatre, film, live art, music and poetry. Séne worked with filmmaker Daniel Hughes on Beige B*tch (2018) commissioned by Contact (Manchester) Live Art UK & Diverse Actions and a three screen documentary moving through shadows (2019) for NTS’s Dear Europe project. Currentcollaborators and projects include Joana Tischkau’s PLAYBLACK, Brownton Abbey, Engine Room at National Theatre of Scotland, Sophiensaele Berlin, DMSUM (Deutsches Museum für Schwarze Musik und Unterhaltung) and are consulting Sanctuary Queer Arts.
Alicia Matthews Sound design of the Moon
Anthony Simpson-Pike Dramaturg
Binita Walia PR (The Space in Between)
Daisy Douglas Producer, COMMISSIONED Projects
Evan Ifekoya Cast
Hannah Jarrett-Scott Cast
Kevin Scott Software Developer, Sleekwater Software
Leonie Rae Gasson Joint Lead Artist and Co-Artistic Director, Produced Moon
LAPS (Ladies As Pimps) Cass Ezeji & Alicia Matthews as the Moon
Meghan Tyler Joint Lead Artist
Melanie Frances Joint Lead Artist & Co- Artistic Director, Produced Moon
Nima Séne Joint Lead Artist
Sarah Thom Gob Squad, Artistic Mentor
Susan Bear Sound Designer & Engineer
Teka Wreka (Impromptu Glasgow) Graphic Design
Sonique Noreiga, Lloyd Darko and Oreoluwa Sarah Adetoun Oshin
Brenda, there is light in our lives, it’s just around the corner.
Isabel Kean, a resident of Easterhouse since 1966.
Jean, originally from Saddleworth, West Yorkshire, now living in Barlanark, east end of Glasgow.
Mags Connelly, a resident of Easterhouse.
The interactive phone system is created by Sleekwater Software.
Produced in association with Platform Glasgow.
HOTLINE is being delivered with support from the Scottish Government’s Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund, administered by Creative Scotland.