29th May 2015

Occasionally We Skype

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Dance, music and theatre combine to explore existence in a digitally connected world.

A new theatre, dance and music production exploring existence in a digitally connected world. Created by Black Country Touring and Sonia Sabri Company. Supported by Sampad South Asian Arts and Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton.

Globalisation and technology have made us more connected than ever. We have so many ways to communicate with other people, so why do we still live in our own separate worlds?

Occasionally We Skype asks how the new telecommunications have changed family life around the globe. What happens when the accident of one person’s birth combines with another’s reality in the digital age?

In Occasionally We Skype, the traditional meets the new. It combines contemporary Kathak dance, spoken word and theatre with live music and digital projection — and features performers armed with iPhones.

This is a multimedia show for a multimedia era.

This is a touring partnership between Black Country Touring, Cast, Oldham Coliseum and Southbank Centre.


Southbank Centre’s Alchemy is an annual festival exploring the cultural links between the UK and South Asia. This May, Southbank Centre has partnered with Black Country Touring, to present a fantastic range of shows in the region. You can get more details by downloading the brochure from the Downloads section above right, or visiting

Occasionally We Skype will also be touring nationally to the following venues:

Saturday 16th May, 8pm
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX
Tickets: £15 / £10 / £7.50 / £5.00
Box office: 0844 875 0073

Saturday 23rd May, 2pm
Oldham Coliseum, Fairbottom Street, Oldham OL1 3SW
Tickets: £15 / £10 and £5 under 26
Box office: 0161 624 2829

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th May, 7.30pm
(Book via the link or phone number above)
Arena Theatre, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SE
Tickets: £10 / £8
Box office: 01902 321 321

Saturday 6th June, 3pm
Cast, Waterdale Doncaster DN1 3BU
Tickets: £10.50 / £8.50
Box office: 01302 303 959