It’s the moment of your death.
There’s a magic button.
Do you delete your entire online legacy?
Or do you keep it – and leave the choice for someone else?

User Not Found is about our digital lives after we die. Dante or Die’s new play, created with pioneering theatre-artist Chris Goode, is performed in Pot Kettle Black Café in Manchester, where you’ll be handed a smartphone and a pair of headphones. Become a fly-on-the-wall to peer into the life of a man who is faced with keeping or deleting.

A story of contemporary grief unfolds through this intimate performance that gently interrogates our emotional dependence on our screens.

“Genuinely funny… Chris Goode’s sharp script is written with an extraordinary lightness of touch and is matched by a beautifully nuanced performance by Terry O’Donovan… The result is engaging and poignant without at any point being harrowing.” – Unrestricted Views

“Breathtaking… Utterly unforgettable” – Mancunion

★★★★ “Chris Goode’s tender script hands us each the weight of the internet and asks how we get closure in a world where nothing ever switches off… A beautiful song of love and letting go.” – The Guardian

★★★★ “User Not Found fuses flights of magical realism with the reality of grief and bereavement in the digital age… Lyrical, funny, and moving.” – iNews

★★★★ “Even enhanced by technology and the electric charge of the intimate space, what has the most power, ultimately, is the human touch… A beautifully human story about the impact of technology on grief.” – The Stage

★★★★ “The warmth, commitment and presence of [Terry] O’Donovan keep us firmly engaged from start to finish.” – A Younger Theatre

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  • Running time 1 hour 30 mins (no interval)
  • Recommended age 14+
  • £12.50 full / £10.50 conc
  • Every performance of User Not Found is captioned: please inform a member of Front of House staff on entry to the performance space that you would like to use the captioning system. For more information please contact Box Office.