The show takes place at secret locations near Home in central Manchester. The person who has booked your tickets will receive a text message 24 hours before the show with directions to the starting location. If tickets are booked after 2pm the day before the show, then the SMS will be sent a minimum of 1 hour before you begin.

Please be ready to receive this message and let everyone in your booking know the location. If you’re in any doubt that you have provided the correct phone details then contact the Blast Theory at: [email protected]

No. Only the confirmed contact for your booking will receive messages.

They will need to share details of the start location with everyone in the booking, and ensure everyone arrives at the start location on time. Latecomers will not be admitted.

If you’ve received a text message asking you to confirm your number, then you are the contact for your booking. You will receive details of your start location 24 hours before the show.

If tickets are booked after 2pm the day before the show, then the details will be sent a minimum of 1 hour before you’re due to begin. Please be ready to receive this message and let everyone in your booking know the location. You should ensure your mobile phone is fully charged to receive further instructions on the day.

As a ticket purchaser, you are responsible for ensuring the contact name and mobile phone number for participation are up to date and that all ticket holders in your booking are made aware of the starting location and of the terms and conditions for participation, as follows:

• You and all ticket holders in your booking are 16 years of age or over.

• You acknowledge that you will interact directly with members of the cast and other members of the public. The project contains adult content and challenging issues.

• You understand that you will be required to walk around central Manchester and will be responsible for your own safety when on the street and understand that Home, Blast Theory and Hydrocracker accept no responsibility for risks outside of our control.

• You agree that Home, Blast Theory and Hydrocracker jointly and severally are not liable for delays in start times.

This Wikipedia page gives an introduction to covert policing in the UK. The definitive book is Undercover: The True Story of Britain’s Secret Police by Rob Evans and Paul Lewis. You can also read more about cases of police surveillance on The Guardian’s pages on the subject:

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/undercover-police-and-policing

Police Spies Out Of Lives and the Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance – two organisations to support those targeted by police surveillance – also provide information on specific cases.

https://policespiesoutoflives.org.uk

http://campaignopposingpolicesurveillance.com

Yes, the show is wheelchair accessible for shows starting on the hour: eg. 7:00pm and at half-past the hour. Shows beginning at 15mins and 45mins past the hour have stepped access. If you are a wheelchair user and have any questions, please contact Blast Theory at [email protected].

The show lasts between 90 – 120 mins.

Please bring your fully charged mobile phone and be prepared for walking between locations in central Manchester.

If you’d like to provide a different contact for the booking reply to the confirmation text message with ‘UPDATE’ and the name and phone number of the new contact.

If you’ve not received a confirmation text message, contact Blast Theory: [email protected] or speak to Home’s box-office team.

Reply ‘CONFIRM’ to the text message you’ve received to confirm your number. If you’d like to provide a different contact for the booking reply with ‘UPDATE’ and the name and phone number of the new contact.

You should receive this message at the end of May, if you’ve booked tickets in advance. If you’ve booked after the end of May, you should receive this message within 48 hours of buying your ticket.

If someone has booked a ticket on your behalf, they should receive a text message 24 hours before the show with directions to the starting location. If tickets are booked after 2pm the day before the show, then the message will be sent a minimum of 1 hour before you’re due to begin.

If you booked your own ticket and haven’t received a text message then contact Blast Theory at [email protected] or the Home box-office.

We have a ‘No latecomers’ policy. Please ensure everyone in your booking knows how to get to your start location in time to take part.

Wikileaks, the Snowden affair and the revelations about the Special Demonstration Squad show that secret forces within the state have little respect for law. In that context, we have set out to look at the moral corruption that develops with the use of undercover officers as well as the wider ethical questions of when surveillance is justified. Read more about why we are making this work in these two blog posts:

Blast Theory blog post  | Hydrocracker blog post

Please let us know about your experiences taking part. You can complete the online feedback form by following the link in the text message you receive after the show or by leaving your comments on the Operation Black Antler project page.

Your personal information will be used solely by Blast Theory & Hydrocracker to provide information and services which facilitate your participation in Operation Black Antler. Your personal information will not be shared with third parties and will be deleted within one month of your participation ending.

No. Blast Theory and Hydrocracker will delete your personal data within one month of your participation ending.