You Had To Be There
Uncanny Theatre 2015
Our attempt to harness everything that's import and and brilliant about shared experiences. We gave ourselves an impossibly short amount of time to make "the most memorable moment" and in doing so created a brief explosion of communal joy.
You Had To Be There is a celebration of liveness and “being there”. An interactive, highly comedic exploration of what it takes to make those one off magical moments that despite being permanently etched in our memory, never quite translate in the retelling… when, you just had to be there.
Over the course of 1 hour Uncanny take on the seemingly impossible task of creating the most gloriously memorable moment possible with our audience. A moment that we’re all scientifically guaranteed to remember.
Along the way new friends are made, catchphrases are generated and one person will do something that they might never have dreamed would be possible. Together we explore how we connect with other people, and how we process the regret around those times when we wish we’d been there, or when we missed that golden opportunity.
I’m not sure that this is doing it justice. I guess you just have to be there.
"To say that this clever and collaborative piece was brilliant would be an understatement. I suppose you ‘had to be there’ to understand the genius behind Uncanny Theatre."
" 'You Had To Be There’ by Uncanny Theatre is like a glass of bubbly in austerity times, like a brilliant party!"
Susan Burns - Chol Theatre