Recommended 13+, includes flashing images.

This performance has taken place in the past

A MATCHBOX production by ThickSkin.
Created by Jonnie Riordan, Jess Williams & Ben Walden

Immersive Theatre in VR.

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. 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?

Cast: Ayesha Fazal & Dominic Coffey

Running time approx. 30 min. Contains flashing imagery.


Note: PETRICHOR is an fully immersive online experience that you can watch at home. When you book at ticket you will receive a link that will give you access to the show for one week from the date you chose. 

You will receive an email with a link to the play that can be viewed on any smart device or computer, with or without a VR headset. The link will work for one week from the launch date.

If you choose not to use a VR headset the experience will still be interactive. You’ll be able to move the screen of your smart device or computer around, giving you a full 360-degree experience.

Tickets purchased from any date in the run can be accessed at any time between 9am on Monday, 2nd November and 11:55pm on Sunday, 8th November.  The system is set to stop on the day sales at 10pm each date as standard, as it can take up to an hour for e-tickets to be delivered.

PETRICHOR is a MATCHBOX production for ThickSkin. Supported by Arts Council England, Backstage Trust, November Productions, Oculus from Facebook and Waterside Arts & Creative Industries Trafford. Developed with support from Lawrence Batley Theatre, Tron Theatre and Glasgow Life.


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