Escape reality, call the Moon!
Lines open 26 February - 6 March 2021
Run time: c. 45 minutes
In 1969 a rich white guy in the White House rings the moon searching for peace and tranquility. It’s 2021... time to reopen the phoneline. Ring HOTLINE for a lunar adventure where you choose how your quest unfolds. In one phonecall you’ll play truth or dare with ambitious octogenarians, dream with the Almost Astronaut, and hear from time-bending civil rights visionaries. Play the game right and you might just reach the moon herself.
HOTLINE is a free interactive phoneline. You get to choose your own adventure with just your keypad. Softly whisper hope into the cosmos or boldly lead an escape from NASA HQ - HOTLINE is what you need it to be.
Ring HOTLINE - a call that’s out of this world.
Devised by Produced Moon, Meghan Tyler and Nima Séne.
Featuring Hannah Jarrett-Scott as Oxmo
Evan Ifekoya as B.
LAPS as the Moon
Lloyd Darko as Ed Dwight
Sonique Noreiga as the Front of House High Priestess
Oreoluwa Sarah Adetoun Oshin as Matha Mwamba
Wise words from Jean, Brenda, Joyce Hennessy, Mags Connelly and Isabel Kean from the knitting group at Platform
Dramaturg: Anthony Simpson-Pike
Sound Designer: Suse Bear
Sound Design for the Moon: Alicia Matthews
Software Development: Sleekwater Software
Artistic Mentorship: Sarah Thom at Gob Squad
Graphic Design: Teka Wreka
PR: Binita Walia at The Space in Between
Producer, Tron Commissioned: Daisy Douglas
HOTLINE is being delivered with support from the Scottish Government’s Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund, administered by Creative Scotland.
We also were very honoured to work with two groups at Platform who feature in the show.
Wise messages were left on the Moon by Jean, Brenda, Joyce Hennessy, Mags Connelly and Isabel Kean from the knitting group at Platform; as well as performances from exceptionally talented young people Lloyd Darko, Sonique Noreiga and Oreoluwa Sarah Adetoun Oshin.
Lloyd plays the role of Ed Dwight and also wrote and performed a poem 'This is My Reality'
Lloyd is a very diverse, outgoing, ambitious, open-minded, passionate, and energetic artist. Born and raised in Glasgow, United Kingdom with a strong sense of his homeland, Ghana. His Work range from Poems, Spoken Word, Songs, Modelling, Music Making, Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Motivational Performances, etc. Be apart of Multiple projects such as Time Oot, A state of emergency, Sterling - In God's Hands, Telt! etc.
Sonique plays the role the Front of House High Priestess and also leaves a message to parents on the Moon.
Sonique is a very diverse, outgoing, ambitious young woman. She is also a passionate and energetic artist. Her work ranges from Poems, Spoken Word, Songs, Singing, Performing Arts, Comedy etc. She has been a part of projects such as Time Oot, gaming workshops with Produced Moon, Podcasts with Platform and more.
She has also taken part in spoken word competitions with my school and achieved her Duke of Edinburgh and enjoys being out in nature.
She hopes that our work has been as enjoyable for you as it was for us making it
Oreoluwa Sarah Adetoun Oshin
Oreoluwa plays the role of Marta Mwamba and leaves a message on the Moon.
Hello! My name is Ore and I am 15 years old. In recent years I won best main speaker and best group for public speaking and volunteer at Hairmyres Hospital, regularly sing at church and enjoy reading in my spare time as well as learning new skills like British Sign Language, Braille, cooking foreign cuisine and learning to play instruments such as bass guitar and keyboard. I am an A candidate for National 5 Geography, English, French, Spanish, Chemistry, Biology and Graphic Communications and hope to become a doctor in the future.
Brenda leaves a message on the Moon.
There is light in our lives, it’s just around the corner.
Isabel leaves a message on the Moon.
A resident of Easterhouse since 1966.
Jean leaves a message on the Moon.
Jean, originally from Saddleworth, West Yorkshire, now living in Barlanark, east end of Glasgow.
Joyce leaves a message on the Moon.
Mags leaves a message on the Moon.
A resident of Easterhouse
How long is the show?
Around 45 minutes, depending on what routes you take.
Do I have to speak?
No - it is a performative experience, all pre-recorded. The only thing you have to do is choose your path by pressing the numbers on your phone keypad.
How do I access the phone number?
Ring 0808 196 8619
The phone number is live - between 12pm on 26th February and midnight on 6th March and you can call it at any time. The number is free to call from any UK phone.
Can I call more than once?
Yes, please do call as many times as you like.
How much does it cost?
It’s free to use.
What if I do it wrong?
There are no wrong ways to call the moon - it’s up to you what journey you take. You can restart at any time by hanging up and calling the number again.
What if it doesn’t work, my phone doesn’t connect, or I just get a ‘busy’ tone?
The experience has been tested many times, but on occasion things do go wrong!
If that happens, don’t worry - check our social media for any updates on issues.
Should problems persist, please contact the Box Office and we’ll look into it for you. Our opening hours are Monday to Friday, 11am-4pm and we can be reached on 0141 552 4267 or emailed at email@example.com.
What if my phone cuts out?
If your phone cuts out, just call back. You can either continue from where you were or start again from the beginning.
What will happen to the data collected from the phone call?
Text Only Version
For everyone who wants to experience the show in a text version instead of an audio call - click here>
The show contains sexually suggestive material and explicit references to racially aggravated police violence.
The show is interactive and so if you would like to not hear the section referencing police violence you can.
When you are in the black hole you might be presented with the choice to:
‘Press 1 to shake Ed’s hand, Press 2 to feel the sun shining in your belly,’
Press 2 to feel the sun shining in your belly and you will not hear this content.