9th – 15th November 2020.

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?

PETRICHOR is suitable for ages 13+

Running time approx. 30 min

Trigger warning: Please note PETRICHOR includes flashing images.


You can book a ticket for the online production HERE. Once you’ve booked you will receive a confirmation email with a link to watch the play that can be viewed on any smart device or computer, with or without a VR headset. This link will be live from Monday 9 November at 9:00am until Sunday 15 November at 11:55pm and you’ll be able to watch it as many times as you like.

Tickets are £6


Enhance your home-viewing experience and get creative by ordering a VR goody bag at the checkout. This will include a build your-own-headset for use with any smartphone and an EP of three original tracks from the show.

Goody bags must be ordered by Sunday 1 November to guarantee delivery in time for your selected viewing dates. We’ll pop it in the post w/c Monday 2 November so you’ll have it in time to watch PETRICHOR in style! A link to download the EPs will be included in your goody bag via a QR code.

Goody Bags are £12

Supported by Arts Council England, Backstage Trust, November Productions and Waterside Arts & Creative Industries Trafford. Developed with support from Lawrence Batley Theatre, Tron Theatre and Glasgow Life.

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Creative team

Created by
Jonnie Riordan, Jess Williams & Ben Walden

Direction & Choreography
Jonnie Riordan & Jess Williams

Ben Walden

Music and Sound Design
Neil Bettles

Editor/Visual Effects
Jim Dawson for TripleDotMakers

VR Photography
Keith Myers

Ray Chan

Executive Producer
Laura Mallows

Steph Connell

Production Manager
Hannah Blamire

Assistant Producer
Lauren Townsend

Press Consultant
Simon Thompson

Marketing Consultant
Rhea Mehmet


Dominic Coffey

Ayesha Fazal