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EIRA funding supports creation of immersive mystery

  • Date

    Fri 1 Feb 19

The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps

An immersive theatre experience using the latest virtual reality techniques will premiere at the Lakeside Theatre after securing funding from the EIRA (Enabling Innovation: Research to Application) project.

EIRA has awarded £24,994 to renowned poet Murray Lachlan Young to support the production of his new show, The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps.

EIRA is a collaborative project between seven universities and colleges in the East of England and is funded by Research England’s Connecting Capabilities Fund. The project seeks to drive growth and innovation in the region by connecting businesses with academic expertise. With the University of Essex as the lead partner, businesses can find a variety of support from EIRA across three themes: Digital Creative, Biotechnology and Artificial Intelligence.

The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps is based on Murray’s brand new epic poem of the same name and will involve a team of creatives developing a live show that will tour eight venues across the region and beyond in April 2019 after premiering at the Lakeside Theatre.

Read the full story on the EIRA website.