New Media Live Performance

Le Clair Obscur: #SoftLove

Company: Le Clair Obscur
Running Time: Fri 28 & Sat 29 February, 8.30pm. 75 min.
Price: £15 (£14)
Certificate: 14+

Book Now

About this event

What would happen if your personal assistant fell in love with you? And what if that personal assistant was in fact a machine?

As AI – Artificial Intelligence – hits the news, infiltrates daily life and grows ever more sophisticated, #SoftLove explores how far it could go towards being human, even feeling that most instinctive of emotions: love. And what would machine love look like?

Inspired by Spike Jonze’s 2013 movie Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson, and based on the novel Soft Love by Eric Sadin, #Softlove is a live performance with stunning live 3D motion capture film. It follows a day in the life of a woman whose personal assistant falls in love with her. Funny and touching by turns, it asks who’s really in control of this relationship and how close to human love can machine love get.

Le Clair Obscur bring this exciting show to the UK for the first time.

About the Company

Le Clair Obscur brings together a group of artists and developers and operates at the intersection of performing arts and digital arts. They examine the place of the human being in synthetic and omniscient environments. Through hybrid forms and laboratories, shows, performances and installations, they explore both the question of being human in the 21st century and the future of theatrical forms.


Book Your Tickets


Click here to find full details for those with access requirements.

You May Also Like

New Media Live Performance

“What if…?” An Exploration by Mike Aris

13 Dec - 02 Feb

Mike Aris is a geometric artist. He searches for nature's hidden patterns, allowing structure and symmetry to emerge from the […]

New Media Live Performance

The Welkin (Cert TBC) – National Theatre Live

21 May

A new play by Lucy Kirkwood One life in the hands of 12 women. Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As […]

New Media Live Performance

Woodland Tales With Granddad (3+yrs)

01 Mar

Something is happening in the woods, voices can be heard, and a strange metallic smell fills the air. Machines are […]

Download brochures

Children’s Theatre Spring 2020
Cinema Brochure – December 2019/January 2020
Cinema Brochure – November 2019
See All Downloads


Sign up for our newsletter and find out about the exciting events and exhibitions we have going on every month.

Sign Up
Please enter a valid email address