Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Dear Esther Live

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Abandon traditional gameplay to see Dear Esther, accompanied by live narration from BAFTA-nominated narrator Oliver Dimsdale and performance of BAFTA-winning composer Jessica Curry’s powerful score. Watch as the story of the acclaimed videogame is brought to life in a performative work not like anything you’ve seen before.

Starting on a small beach, only brooding cliffs and a small lighthouse in sight, Oliver takes you through the game, journeying from a desolate Scottish island, to a car crash on the M5, to a crisis of faith of a guilty heart. Find yourself on the lost shores of a dreamed shoreline… into a final ascent through the waters of madness to the release of flight. An ever unfolding story taking you to a deserted Hebridean landscape, memories of a fatal crash, a book written by a dying man – exploring a haunting, deserted, island shrouded in mystery.

Originally released in 2012, the game Dear Esther, created by developers The Chinese Room, quickly gained critical acclaim by favouring atmosphere, rich storytelling and extraordinary art, proving videogames that are capable of the same musical, narrative and artistic expression as film, visual art, literature and classical music.

Live Score by Jessica Curry, Live Game Play by Thomas McMullan

Dear Esther planned their tour after their Live premiere to a sold out crowd at Milton Court Hall at The Barbican in October 2016.

£18.50, £24.50 (£14.50 under 26s)
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