, Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival - online
, Scottish schools tour - FREE
The Big Data Show schools tour runs until 11 March 2022 and will be experienced by 2200 pupils. We’re planning for another season of The Big Data Show soon, please contact us with expressions of interest.
In Winter 2021/22, we’re taking The Big Data Show (Online) to schools across Scotland.
School groups will be able to take part in The Big Data Show, along with two remote workshops, qualifying pupils for an SQA Level 3 certificate in Cyber Resilience and Digital Citizenship. All costs are covered by Civic Digits and our supporters.
The project is delivered in three parts. Parts 1 and 2 need to be booked in advance. Part 3 should be delivered at least 2 days after Part 2, to allow for 4 hours of self-study (resources and activities for this can be provided).
For more information and to book for free for your school, email our Producer, Robyn Jancovich-Brown (email@example.com).
In 1984 Rupert Goodwins, a teenage ethical hacker, hacked the email account of Prince Philip. At a time when cybercrime didn’t exist, he and his friends were prosecuted with (but not convicted of) forgery. This case formed the basis of today’s cybercrime laws.
The Big Data Show is a ground-breaking, immersive theatre experience using performance, gaming and digital magic, which tells that story, and explores the importance of cybersecurity in today’s digital world.
The Big Data Show takes the form of a two- hour interactive theatre show, designed to educate young people across the UK in cyber vulnerability.
It was excellent...[my daughter] pure lit up while watching the actors and playing the games and puzzles. Was really cool to see that as I was sitting next to her.
Had a tremendous time watching #TheBigDataShow today. It’s so packed with quirky details and a fab soundscape...
I was really impressed with the way Civic Digits had considered the way their audience interacts with multiple screens as standard and how they embraced this in their performance...a deeply immersive and entertaining experience.
Cybersecurity is a challenging subject to engage people in: it is largely invisible and the threats can feel very far away; approaching it from the perspective of a hacker, therefore breaking down who has the right to design, shape or benefit from the internet was a really unique approach and made me consider cybersecurity in a way I had never done before
Just finished watching the show with my 13-year old son, who really enjoyed it. Very clever and brilliantly paced.
Co-writers Clare Duffy & Rupert Goodwins
Director Clare Duffy
Art Director Ana Inés Jabares-Pita
Sound Designer & Composer Susan Bear
Editor & Animator Iain McCall
Project Manager Robyn Jancovich-Brown
Executive Producer Suzy Glass
Performers Cindy Awor & Kim Allan
App Developers Two Tails Indie Game Studios
Web Developers Fox Dog Studios
Original App Developers Orthurus
Additional filming Ruth Barrie & Glenda Rome of Waltzer Films
Production Manager Chris Hay
Technical Manager Andrew Kirkby
Press & PR Magda Paduch for Cornershop PR
Marketing Helen Eragona
Access Consultant Dalton Weir
Creative Technologist Libby Odai
Co-produced by Perth Theatre at Horsecross Arts and Unlimited Theatre
Presented as part of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework
Dan O Donnell