Dream

Royal Shakespeare Company / Marshmallow Laser Feast

Dream

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), in collaboration with Manchester International Festival (MIF), Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) and Philharmonia Orchestra will stage a live performance of Dream using motion capture as the culmination of a major piece of cutting-edge research and development (R&D).

The pioneering collaboration explores how audiences could experience live performance in the future in addition to a regular visit to a performance venue. Dream was due to open in Spring 2020 as an in person and online live performance and has been recreated during the pandemic for online audiences whilst theatres remain closed. The project is one of four Audience of the Future Demonstrator projects, supported by the government Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund which is delivered by UK Research and Innovation.

All Seeing Eye joined the cohort of companies and freelancers brought together to deliver a re-imagining of a Midsummer Night’s Dream after pivoting to create an at home experience during the pandemic in 2020/21.

Acting as UE4 Technical Directors, we designed and developed the framework underpinning the creation and running of the show, incorporating live face & body motion capture from the 7 actors, virtual camera operators and audience interaction data, as well as assisting with the creative delivery of various key aspects of the performance.

Alongside this we also developed the interactive web player for desktop and mobile devices that enabled audiences to watch and interact with the performances in real time.

Credits

Director & Narrative
Robin McNicholas
Script Creation & Narrative
Pippa Hill
Music Director & Composer
Esa-Pekka Salonen
Movement Director
Sarah Perry
Composer, Interactivity Designer & Creative Advisor, Music
Jesper Nordin
Creative Advisor, Music
Luke Ritchie
Executive Producers
Sarah Ellis
Gaby Jenks
Luke Ritchie
Nell Whitley
Artistic Director, RSC
Gregory Doran
Casting Director, RSC
Hannah Miller

Cast

The Wood
Nick Cave
Cobweb
Maggie Bain
Understudy Puck & Mustardseed
Pheobe Hyder
Moth
Durassie Kiangangu
Peaseblossom
Jamie Morgan
Mustardseed
Lauren O’Dair
Camera Operator
Tom Scurr
Puck
EM Williams
Assistant Movement Director
Understudy Moth, Cobweb & Peaseblossom
Edmund Wood

Heads Of Production

Business Director University of Portsmouth
Pippa Bostock
Producer
Georgie Fellows
Producer
Michelle Feuerlicht
Managing Director for i2Media Research
Professor Jonny Freeman
Head of Production
Pete Griffin
Producer
Dan Munslow
Technical Director
Louis Mustill
Producer
Oriana Neidecker
Producer
George Simons
Technical Director
Arron Smith
General Manager
Julia Walter

Technical & Creative Leads

Art Director
Paul Mumford
Realtime Technical Lead
Ollie Lindsey
Technical Artist Lead
Will Young
Senior Realtime Technical Artist
Michael Adefehinti
Environment Lead
Neal Coghlan
Live Performance Capture Technical Lead
Alex Counsell
Lead Unreal Developer and Show Control
Dan Orchard
Lighting Designer and Show Control
Matt Peel
Front-End Engineering Lead
Robin North

Artists & Developers

Unreal Developer
Adam Child
Unreal Developer
Ken Maclean
Games Engine Consultant
Marc Winklhofer
Houdini Artist
Tim Bacon
Rigger TD
Martin Gunnarsson
3D Technical Artist
Joaquina Salgado
Motion Capture and Unreal Development
Steve Keeley
Studio Design and Concept Artist
Mariangela Mazzeo
Unreal Technical Artist
Sebastian Monroy
Unreal Technical Artist
Sean-Kee Murmann
Unreal Technical Artist
Gabor Papp
3D Technical Artist
Izaak Pardey
Streaming Architecture
Peak Signal Limited
Interaction Consultant
Marek Bereza
Lead WebGL Artist
Simo Santavirta
Backend Engineer
Igor Clark
Storyboard Artist
Rob Pybus

For Marshmallow Laser Feast

Creative Director
Barnaby Steel
Creative Director
Ersin Han
Executive Producer
Mike Jones
Senior Producer
Carolina Vallejo
Senior Producer
Mully Jowers
Technical Producer
Derek Rae
Production Assistant
Fay Lenehan
Head of Technical
Mike McKellar
Technical Lead
Randall Velasquez
Games Engine Generalist
Rob Lynam
Backend Developer
Lucas Moskun
Research Engineer
Catherine Taylor
Head of Finance
Matthew Dale
Studio Manager
Aisha Saeed
Administrator
Amin Noor