Traitor VR

Eight hours ago teenager Emma McCoy vanished. Can you find her before time runs out?

Who can you trust when it comes to matters of state security? Eight hours ago teenage special operative Emma McCoy vanished. Now you and a partner must help find her.

You are ushered into an incident room where you are met by Commander Harris. She explains that eight hours ago, one of her youngest key research operatives at the Digital Espionage Division, Emma McCoy, disappeared.

So far there are no active leads.

All the team have is an unregistered virtual reality game discovered on a memory stick in her backpack. As time counts down, one of you works at the control desk, the other in virtual reality. Working together you crack codes, track phone calls and uncover evidence. As the pressure from Commander Harris mounts, it becomes clear that playing the game has consequences. Who indeed can you trust? And in the final analysis will you be a hero, or a traitor?

Traitor has been an incredible creative journey for the team at Pilot Theatre, from first seeing the story come to life as a sell out immersive theatre production in early 2017, to having the opportunity to develop the story in VR. Virtual Reality is the perfect medium for Traitor, a thriller that deals with themes of citizenship, ethics and surveillance.” Lucy Hammond,  Creative Producer

Adapted from the original production by Esther Richardson, Cecilie Lundsholt and Richard Hurford. Traitor was funded through the Creative XR programme with Arts Council England.

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Traitor has played in office spaces, at festivals, in libraries and schools. To talk to us about booking Traitor in your space please email

Cast and Creatives

  • Pepter Lunkuse

    Emma McCoy

Lucy Hammond — Creative Producer

Richard Hurford — Writer

Matt Stuttard Parker — Lead Developer

Rebecca Saw — Assistant Developer

Lydia Denno – Designer

Jonathan Eato – Composer

Filmaker – Ed Sunman for Fresh Label

Prop Build – Nick Mitchell