Leading immersive and digital performance innovators ZU-UK, in partnership with award winning charity and production company Rural Media, will be asking audiences to swipe right and join them at The Beefy Boys in Hereford for an experiential dating experience. Using binaural sound, participants will be guided by a voice in their ears to ask each other questions, offer answers, and consider the dos and don’ts of what we say, and what we would like to say, to each other on a date. What are we really thinking when we meet for the first time? How much are we prepared to confess? And are the questions we ask each other the questions that will help us find love?

Part interactive performance, part dating agency, Binaural Dinner Date invites individuals looking for love, or existing couples who simply want a very different dating experience. Following sold our performances in London the performance takes place at nine tables simultaneously, a voice in the ear of every participant guides them through a ‘perfect’ date. Two participants per table are hosted by a waiter/facilitator/DJ and interactively mixed binaural audio with suggestions and comments on dating ‘rules’, as well as games pushing social expectations and ‘acceptable’ table talk topics.

“Rural Media are thrilled to be bringing the renowned ZU-UK to Hereford for this special one off performance. For the people lucky enough to get tickets it should be an experience like no other plus you get a Beefy Boys meal as part of the package too! It’s a win-win’ said Grant Black, Creative Director for Rural Media

Jorge Lopes Ramos, ZU-UK’s Co-Artistic Director said, “ZU-UK's artistic work has never shied away from engaging with urgent, problematic and at times depressing aspects of the contemporary human condition. This is a time to question mainstream narratives and to consider our role in shaping communities and relationships between strangers. Dating seemed like a contemporary human ritual worth exploring!”

Preceding the evening show will be a brunch performance and digital arts workshop for members of the Invisible Arts Network

Tickets for the evening performance can be booked via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/binaural-dinner-date-something-a-little-different-for-your-usual-date-night-meal-tickets-51551443756

Suitable for ages: 16+

Book early to avoid disappointment.