A new immersive smart phone adventure will be taking place from Trinity Centre next month.
Participants will be guided out from the Trinity Centre, through Easton, St Judes and St Pauls in search of a Duppy – a word describing a spirit in Caribbean Folklore. It’s on the loose in Bristol and needs to be found.
Following leading duppy hunter Josie, those on the trail will be helping her search different locations on foot and solve the riddles encountered.
Duppy Hunter is directed by Hanna Adu-Boateng and features actor Nadia Williams as Josie.
It’s been written by Bristol based Dr Edson Burton, who is a performer and poet as well as writer and academic. Burton created the piece following inspiration from interviews and memories shared by local residents.
Bringing it together is Tamasha, who were in Bristol earlier this year with their wonderful production Stars, at the Bristol Old Vic. They created the work in partnership with Trinity Community Arts. Coney are behind the technology, bringing the story to life.
To take part in Duppy Hunter, you will need a fully charged phone with at least 1GB of data and a pair of headphones. Tamasha recommends taking part in the experience with a friend – and to make sure you’re prepared for inclement weather.
Duppy Hunyer – A Local’s Guide to St Paul’s runs from 03 -29 October 2023.
For more information or to book: https://www.trinitybristol.org.uk/whats-on/2023/duppy-hunter
For more information about Tamasha: https://tamasha.org.uk
Cast and Creatives
Josie played by – Nadia Williams
Written by Dr Edson Burton
Directed by Hanna Adu-Boateng
Music by Composer Courtney Beckford
Sound Design by Jake Gaule
Produced by Tamasha’s Tuyet Van Huynh and Trinity Community Arts’ Stefan Boakye
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