Your chance to take part in The Big Data Show Online!

This October, we’re offering two opportunities to take part in The Big Data Show at home, or as part of your Youth Group. Sign up for our free, online sharing events being held on Friday 9 October (2pm) and Thursday 22 October (2pm). These shows are usually reserved just for school groups, but we know […]

The Big Data Show goes online!

Press release: 26 August 2020 Civic Digits Theatre Company is pleased to announce that its ground-breaking, interactive production The Big Data Show, reshaped to a purely digital form, will be presented in Scottish schools this September. Originally scheduled as a live show for June 2020, The Big Data Show was cancelled in light of the […]


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 […]

The Big Data Show in TES

New show hacks pupils’ phones to teach online safety The Big Data Show – featured in tomorrow’s Tes Scotland magazine – is an interactive theatre production about being a citizen in the digital age…

Clare Duffy. Image by Beth Chalmers

An interview with Clare Duffy

What is your vision for The Big Data Show? I imagine a large beautiful traditional theatre full of young people all playing games on their mobile phones and engaging with a story about the first prosecuted hack in the UK. I love the idea of making a show for young people for that kind of traditional […]

Staging Money: Theatre and Immateriality following the 2008 Financial Crisis

By Philip Watkinson, for Theatre Journal. Published by Johns Hopkins University Press (March 2013). This essay examines the use of money in contemporary theatre, and the recent trend of spectators being encouraged by practitioners to interact with physical currency during performances. It analyzes Clare Duffy’s MONEY the game show (2013) as an indicative example, in which spectators […]

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