Dear Esther Live

Live Score by Jessica Curry, live gameplay by Thomas McMullan

Sat 27 Jan, 8pm

The Anvil

  • Tickets: £22.50 (premium seats), £19.50; Under 25s and f/t students £12 (includes £2 booking fee)

A deserted Hebridean landscape, memories of a fatal crash, a book written by a dying man – explore a haunting, deserted, island shrouded in mystery in a live performance of Dear Esther.

Starting on a small beach, only brooding cliffs and a small lighthouse in sight, the narrator takes you through the game, journeying from a desolate Scottish island, to a car crash on the M5, to the crisis of a guilty heart, to the lost shores of a dreamed coastline.

With the game on a big screen accompanied by a live performance of BAFTA-winning composer Jessica Curry’s powerful score, the story of the acclaimed videogame is brought to life as never before.

Originally released in 2012, Dear Esther, created by developers The Chinese Room, quickly gained critical acclaim for abandoning traditional gameplay in favour of atmosphere and rich storytelling. Don't miss your chance to experience this remarkable work live.

Read the full review from Frieze magazine (you can find this half way down, paragraph nine)

Listen to an interview with composer Jessica Curry

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