Monotony in the UK - an interactive digital performance


You are invited to a live performance of University Centre Peterborough students in the final year of the BA (Hons) Performing Arts degree who will be performing 'Monotony in the UK' at The Key Theatre, Peterborough on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd May 2019.

'Monotony in the UK' is an original interactive digital performance devised by Level 6 BA (Hons) Performing Arts students from University Centre Peterborough. Set in an abstract dystopian UK, any and all distinctions between reality, memory and the virtual have long been abandoned.

“This is going to be a performance.

It is going to be the year 2222… or something dystopian like that.

The UK is going to be the same, but different: still nostalgic, still miserable, still proud, still lost, still patriotic, still torn, still desperate to know, still not listening.

You are going to be the audience. An audience.

You are going to witness a medical trial, or perhaps a presentation at a new technology conference, or perhaps an experiment in a military torture bunker, or perhaps…

Or perhaps you are something else altogether. A deity. An abstract yet all-seeing voyeur. A democratic God.

You will design the perpetual existence of the characters. You will construct our collective experience.”

There are two performances at The Key Theatre, which will take place on Thursday 2nd May and Friday 3rd May from 7.30pm and are open for students and members of the public to book.

Tickets are £12.50 for adults or £8 for concessions and available from The Key Theatre box office on 01733 207239 or

On the opening night (Thursday 2nd May) at 6pm, guests can also attend an additional performance entitled ‘An Intervention’ with UCP alumni Jack Hudson and Tom Farrell. ‘An Intervention’ was written by Mike Bartlett, writer of the hit TV series Doctor Foster. It examines the relationship between two friends who realise that they probably shouldn’t be friends – a realisation that has a profound implication for both their futures. This is an edited version of the production that was first produced in 2018 by Westacre Theatre Company, directed by UCP lecturer David Connor.

‘An Intervention’ is free to attend when booked at the same time as 'Monotony in the UK'.  This is also available from The Key Theatre box office on 01733 207239 or

University Centre Peterborough offer an established BA (Hons) Performing Arts degree in which students use the facilities at The Key Theatre and the Park Crescent campus at University Centre Peterborough. Students will regularly engage with local, national and international industry through our team of research/industry-active expert staff providing opportunities for our undergraduate students to gain industry experience during their studies.

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