Empire Soldiers: Metro Boulot Dodo

Co-Commission of Empire Soldiers VR by Metro Boulot Dodo

Empire Soldiers VR, Metro Boulot Dodo

Empire Soldiers is a breathtaking show blending performance and technology to tell the compelling stories of the forgotten Caribbean soldiers of World War 1.  

Using virtual reality headsets and surround sound this show brings a truly immersive experience that is emotive and unforgettable. 

You will be transported back in time to 1918 alongside soldiers returning from the front line. You will hear the captivating stories of the battlefield directly from the soldiers themselves and share their emotional experiences of the return home. 

Empire Soldiers VR premiered at Frequency Festival 2017 in Lincoln, with excellent feedback from audiences.

“Managed to sneak out and experience @MBDtweet #EmpireSoldiers this afternoon. Powerful, immersive and evocative #Freq17

“Just experienced @MBDtweet‘s #EmpireSoldiers at @frequency_fest. My VR experience of the year. GO SEE IT. #Freq17 @lincdrillhall

In 2018 Empire Soldiers VR won the VR Expo Immersive Theatre award and was selected for the Lumen Prize longlist.

About Metro Boulot Dodo 

Award winning arts organisation METRO-BOULOT-DODO has been creating innovative arts experiences for a host of venues and festivals for almost 20 years. 


Empire Soldiers VR, Metro Boulot Dodo, Frequency 2017

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