Kitson for Lyceum

Sep 14 2020 | By More

Virtual UK tour opens in Edinburgh

Daniel Kitson is to play two virtual dates live from the stage of the empty Lyceum theatre on Sunday 1 and Monday 2 November, with tickets on sale from Noon, Monday 14 September 2020.

The new show, Dot. Dot. Dot. was conceived and written specifically to be performed in – and streamed from – empty theatres, with audience capacity limited to that of each venue.

Daniel Kitson. Dot. Dot. Dot. publicity image.

The tour opens in Edinburgh, after warm up dates at the Trades Club in Hebdon Bridge. Kitson will play 21 dates across nine venues, finishing up with a night at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven on November 27.

The show contain’s Kitson’s account of “six ridiculous and devastating months, experienced largely from a safe distance, almost immediately misremembered and retold here so inaccurately as to be, very nearly fictional.”

Writing about the show in his website, Kitson says: “So, there’s a combination of factors here, I’ve been excited by the potential of this idea since late July and to be honest, it feels like a unique opportunity to make something new specifically for this particular and odd context, rather than produce a compromised version of something else.

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“And whilst most venues are understandably keen to get work and audiences back into the building, in whatever way they can, this idea puts a live show in the space, means the theatre can sell tickets to full capacity and also keeps the stuff accessible to those of us who are either unable to attend in person or uneasy with the idea of doing so but still want to experience stuff and support venues.”

The comedian who is known for his long-form, story-telling shows, adds: “please buy one ticket per person rather than, per household – the show is still being written and may develop in a direction where it is best experienced individually on individual devices.”

Dot. Dot. Dot. The blurb:

“I have not been operating within the guidelines and I have not been guided by the science and I have not come out the other side stronger or wiser or better for the experience. I didn’t eat out to help out and I didn’t become a parent and I have not made use of a reciprocal travel corridor. I haven’t moved out of London and I haven’t volunteered for anything and I haven’t attended a socially distanced outdoor performance of Educating Rita. I didn’t keep going to work and I didn’t work remotely and I did not use this time to work on my physique. I haven’t done laps of my garden and I haven’t put myself in harms way and I have done nothing to support the British hospitality industry. I did not miss out on medical treatment. I did not learn a language. I did not postpone a wedding. I did not book a staycation in Cornwall or the Lakes or somewhere on the Kent coast. I didn’t march and I didn’t go swimming and I didn’t get tested and I did not “read more”. I’ve not been on a boat. I’ve not been shielding, I’ve not been struggling with childcare, I’ve not been playing football on Tuesdays, I’ve not been killed and I’ve not been attending gatherings of up to six households. I haven’t lost my job, I haven’t attended a funeral, I haven’t used a foodbank and I haven’t touched my parents since Christmas.”


Daniel Kitson: Dot.Dot.Dot.
All Tickets available from 12 noon. Monday 14 September 2020

Royal Lyceum Theatre
Sunday 1-Monday 2 November 2020
Evenings: 8pm.
Tickets and Details: Book here.

Daniel Kitson: Dot.Dot.Dot. on tour 2020:
Mon 26 – Wed 28 Oct Hebden Bridge
Trades Club
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Sun 1/Mon 2 Nov Edinburgh
Royal Lyceum Theatre
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Wed 4 – Sat 7 Nov Liverpool
Everyman Theatre
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Sun 8 Nov Mold
Theatr Clywd
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Mon 9 Nov Nottingham
The Playhouse
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Wed 11 – Sat 14 Nov Brighton
The Old Market
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Mon 16/Tue 17 Nov Huddersfield
The Lawrence Batley Theatre
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Thurs 19 – Sat 21 Nov Bristol
Tobacco Factory Theatres
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Tue 24 – Thurs 26 Nov Manchester
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Fri 27 Nov Milford Haven
Torch Theatre
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