A smartphone app designed by Dr David Taylor in collaboration with Arcade Ltd transports users to the spectacular world of 18th-century theatre at the touch of a button.
"A Stage in Time" uses augmented reality technology to allow users to step on to the stage of Covent Garden Theatre in 1785 and to experience the spectacular sets of smash-hit pantomime Omai, or A Trip Around the World. The app has been funded by a TORCH Knowledge Exchange Innovation Grant.
You can download the free app by searching "stage in time" on the App Store or Google Play. You can also watch a video the digital reconstruction here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrBvMug1qGw&t=34s
More information about the project is available in this blog post: https://torch.ox.ac.uk/article/omai-or-a-trip-around-the-world