Pilot Theatre in collaboration with One to One Development Trust

Three women. Three voices. The northern landscape.

Three stories open the world of the English northern landscape in virtual reality, what it means to come from it, live in it and belong to it.

Monoliths interweaves radiant renderings of three northern UK environments – a moor, a city and a coast – with sweeping soundscapes and poetic monologues by Hannah Davies, Carmen Marcus and Asma Elbadawi.

At once imaginative and immersive, this XR experience is an arresting testament to the inextricable link between person and place.

Their stories and origins are tied to the landscape where they come from and have grown up. They are monoliths – standing stones – powerful and influential forces.

Monoliths has been shown at several international film festivals including Melbourne International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival and Sheffield Doc Fest. Monoliths is available to book for your venue or school by contacting
A standalone adaptation of Monoliths was commissioned by Storyfutures in 2023 as part of their Xperience programme. To find out more about how it is being showcased across the UK go to the Storyfutures website.

Funded by XR Stories and PlayOn!

Monoliths Live

Ripon Theatre Festival

Ripon Cathedral, 2 – 6 July 2024

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StoryFutures Xperience

Multiple Venues from Summer 2023 – Spring 2024

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Director – Lucy Hammond

Creative VR Development & Visuals – Andy Campbell & Judi Alston

Sound Designer – Mariana Lopez

Composition by May Chi

The Moorland Calls – Written and performed by Hannah Davies

The Girl Next Door – Written and performed by Asma Elbadawi

Small Stones – Written and performed by Carmen Marcus