Augmented at Gateshead International Festival of Theatre ONLINE – Booking now open

Sophie dances in front of a bronze coloured screen made of stips of plastic
AUGMENTED written and performed by Sophie Woolley ; Directed by Rachel Bagshaw ; Credit & Copyright: Helen Murray

Following the cancellation of my Augmented tour half way through, I’m proud that the film of the Salisbury Playhouse performance will be streaming online at GIFT on saturday 2nd May at 4pm, with a Q&A after. Intsead of paying for your ticket you can make a donation to GIFT. Click on the donate link on the website. Reserve your ticket to Augmented here and check out the rest of the festival. See you there!

“This year’s digital re-imagining of Gateshead International Festival of Theatre (GIFT) kicks off on Friday 1 May, through to Sunday 3 May. With a thought provoking, curated programme of contemporary theatre, dance and interactive events, this tenth edition of the festival aims to connect artists and audiences self-isolating at home, to share and inspire creativity.

Catch global artists and brilliant new works. Immerse yourself in sensory experiences, experimental works in progress and lively debates – and all from the comfort of your armchair. Book up your festival weekend now, with a packed programme of events and performances shown in real time, and join artists and audiences tuning in worldwide to encounter bold new works, share human stories and build personal networks (with a virtual cocktail party if that’s your thing) at @giftfest #cultureinquarantine #stayathome

Fancy an action-packed weekend of the best theatre, dance and interactive events from the comfort of your armchair? Check out the digital edition of @giftfest which lands 1-3 May. All events and shows, and tickets for this year’s festival, on “

Augmented running time is 70 mins.

Sophie looks euphoric on a stage surrounded by projected text that says me me me me me
AUGMENTED written and performed by Sophie Woolley ; Directed by Rachel Bagshaw ; Co-Design by Laura Hopkins & Khadija Raza ; Lighting Design by Joshua Pharo ; Sound Design & Composer: Adrienne Quartly ; Movement Director: Rachel Drazek ; Assistant Director: Esther Dix ; Dramaturg: Sarah Dickson ; Audio Description: Michael Achtman ; BSL Creative Consultant: Jean st Clair ; Produced in association with Told By An Idiot ; Manchester Royal Exchange ; Manchester UK ; 6 March 2020 ; Credit & Copyright: Helen Murray

Augmented is the inaugural show for Augmented Productions and is produced by Told by an Idiot’s leading producer, Jenni Grainger. The show is in association with Told by an Idiot.

The orginial R&D was funded in its development by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England. Originally developed with Ovalhouse. Supported by the New Wolsey Theatre. Augmented is sponsored by Advanced Bionics.
Augmented was filmed and edited by Toby Bennett.


Writer and Performer Sophie Woolley
Director Rachel Bagshaw 
Assistant Director Esther Dix
Designers Laura Hopkins and Khadija Raza
Lighting and Projection Design Joshua Pharo 

Composer and Sound Designer Adrienne Quartly
Movement Direction Rachel Drazek
Production Manager and Stage Manager Simon Perkins
Dramaturg Sarah Dickenson
Audio Description Michael Achtman
SSE Monitor Jean St Clair 

Tour booking Emily Lunnon, Original producer Kendall Masson, R&D movement by Lucia Tong and Martyn Garside, Secret dance track Lee Affen.

arts council lottery logo

Unlimited logo

Advanced Bionics logo in blue and white

told by an idiot logologo for augmented productions


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