Conceived after a chance meeting between award-winning playwright and theatre director Clare Duffy, and renowned technology journalist Rupert Goodwins, The Big Data Show is a call to action for greater understanding and safety in our cyber world, for present and future generations.

The Big Data Show takes the form of 2-hour interactive theatre show designed to educate young people across the UK in cyber vulnerability. It addresses growing threats to young people’s wellbeing as they navigate this digital world.

The Big Data Show will take pre- and post-performance workshops to schools before they attend the performance. Each school will receive a teachers’ pack of cross curricular activities that run in tandem with the curriculum for excellence. Over the next 12 months it is planned that the project will reach around 15,000 young people.


The Big Data Show team has been closely monitoring the ever-changing COVID-19 situation. In light of the latest guidance, we are sorry to announce that all planned schools and public performances of The Big Data Show are now cancelled.

When the situation becomes safe again, we plan to deliver the workshop element of the project at schools as previously arranged.

We are committed to supporting our brilliant team of freelancers, recognising this is a particularly difficult time for them. We are continuing our work with them, focusing on ways we can bring many elements of The Big Data Show to our audiences digitally. Needless to say, the show’s DNA is digital! Please keep an eye on our social media for further updates.

We are very lucky to be part of a brilliant arts network and we greatly appreciate the support we receive from our partners, supporters and audiences.

Please note that customers who have purchased tickets will be automatically issued a refund over the coming weeks and we are liaising with schools who have booked workshops and shows with us.

In the meantime, take care and stay safe.

Big love,

The Big Data Show Team

  • For more information contact Clare Duffy at
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  • Read more about The Big Data Show in TES Scotland here.
  • You’ll find more information on sponsorship here. And if you would like to donate towards The Big Data Show and help us reach 15,000 young people in 60 schools click here.