Digital twist on spy thriller

David Upton

Digital theatre innovator imitating the dog presents Nocturnes, a multimedia twist on a '50s spy thriller set during the height of the cold war at Lancaster University on October 17 and 18.

Two operatives holed up in a Berlin apartment in the Russian Zone await instructions. As time passes, their relationship to each other and to the orders they receive from their superiors falls apart.

Performed on what appears to be a film soundstage, two actors voice a film they can’t see and never acknowledge. But who is in control? And as the film gathers pace, can the past be changed by present-day actions?

Nocturnes asks questions about how we understand what’s real in this post-truth era.