Dot. Dot. Dot.
Fri 27 Nov 2020
The Torch Theatre, streamed direct to your home.
TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 14 SEPTEMBER, 12PM
Dot. Dot. Dot.
A new show for empty theatres.
I have not been operating within the guidelines and I have not been guided by the science and I have not come out the other side stronger or wiser or better for the experience. I didn’t eat out to help out and I didn’t become a parent and I have not made use of a reciprocal travel corridor. I haven’t moved out of London and I haven’t volunteered for anything and I haven’t attended a socially distanced outdoor performance of Educating Rita. I didn’t keep going to work and I didn’t work remotely and I did not use this time to work on my physique. I haven’t done laps of my garden and I haven’t put myself in harm's way and I have done nothing to support the British hospitality industry. I did not miss out on medical treatment. I did not learn a language. I did not postpone a wedding. I did not book a staycation in Cornwall or the Lakes or somewhere on the Kent coast. I didn’t march and I didn’t go swimming and I didn’t get tested and I did not “read more”. I’ve not been on a boat. I’ve not been shielding, I’ve not been struggling with childcare, I’ve not been playing football on Tuesdays, I’ve not been killed and I’ve not been attending gatherings of up to six households. I haven’t lost my job, I haven’t attended a funeral, I haven’t used a foodbank and I haven’t touched my parents since Christmas.
Daniel Kitson presents his account of six ridiculous and devastating months, experienced largely from a safe distance, almost immediately misremembered and retold here so inaccurately as to be, very nearly fictional.
Conceived and written specifically to be performed in and streamed from empty theatres with audience capacity limited to that of each venue, this will hopefully be a lot more fun than it sounds.
A couple of important things from Daniel: Firstly, please buy one ticket per person rather than, per household - the show is still being written and may develop in a direction where it is best experienced individually on individual devices. Secondly, the way this will work is that you’ll receive an email upon booking to confirm your tickets, you’ll then receive a second email a few days before the show giving you some technical advice, should you need it and then, on the day of the show, an hour before the performance, you’ll receive a third email containing a link to the stream and a password. You go to the link, you enter the password and that’s it.
With social distancing currently in place, we have made the decision not to present live theatre performances to an audience within the theatre until 2021.
However, in a first for the Torch Theatre, we are embracing digital technology to present celebrated comedian and storyteller Daniel Kitson's new show Dot. Dot. Dot. live from Milford Haven, streamed direct to your home.
Tickets for Daniel Kitson's 'Dot. Dot. Dot.' are limited to 300 and strictly one ticket/streaming per person. Bookers will be supplied with a ticket link which must not be shared: multiple uses will lock you out of the live stream permanently.
Tickets can only be purchased online via our website.
Whilst we can’t wait to welcome our audiences back to the Torch, we are excited to explore this new way of working which may well be a feature of times to come, and we are thrilled and privileged to welcome Daniel for his Torch debut – hopefully next time you will meet him in person!
In the meantime, we continue to work towards opening the Torch from November for cinema only pending advice from the Welsh Government and with support from the film distributors. The health and safety of our patrons, staff and volunteers is paramount and we will be taking all the necessary Covid-19 precautions to welcome you back.
Previous Reviews for Daniel Kitson
Vastly Entertaining – The Guardian
Smart, original and implausibly charismatic – The New York Times
Kitson has won a huge following for tucking a comedian's laugh-rate inside moving stories of human frailty, served through some fiendish technical conceit or formal invention – What’s On Stage
Please Note: Age Guidance 16+