3rd Ring Out


Digital, Installation, Theatre

The temperature is rising, the Earth is changing and your city is threatened. How will you respond?

This is a story in which the audience decides what happens next. Imagining a world in which nature takes revenge on industrial humanity, 3rd Ring Out takes you forward in time to an emergency planning rehearsal set in the future.

Metis uses live performance, video simulation and interactive computer systems to produce work that responds to contemporary concerns. The result has the immediacy of theatre combined with the thrill of a disaster movie; a fiction rooted in fact. 3rd Ring Out has been developed by producer Bill Gee, director/researcher Zoe Svendsen and director/designer Simon Daw.

About Metis

METIS, a Cambridge-based performing arts organisation led by Zoë Svendsen, has developed a national and international reputation in recent years for projects that use extensive research to explore innovative forms of connecting with audiences.

METIS has developed a method of working to keep the relationship with the audience at the heart of the process–sharing research at all stages. As a pioneer in the development of ‘play’ dramaturgy, participatory theatre and live digital interactivity, METIS has been invited to talk about and present our work nationally and internationally, in Amsterdam, Berlin, Hamburg, Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzehn, Gui Yang, New York, Austin/Texas, Switzerland, Romania, and Helsinki. Our work is widely studied on university programmes from Hong Kong to Central Saint Martins, London.

Production Credits:

Co-commissioned by Without Walls, Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2010 and The Junction Cambridge.

Supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Funding, commissioning and partner credits:

Co-commissioned by Without Walls, mac Birmingham and the University of Surrey.