Despite The Monkey


by Despite the Monkey - June 2017

A Promenade Play

‘Hello, I’m Pavlov…’

June 2017.


“Congratulations, you’ve been selected to be part of the first beta trial of the new ‘Pavlov’ virtual personal assistant.
Pavlov is a new type of personal assistant, one that uses AI to anticipate your needs before you even know you need them.”

Despite the Monkey’s first production, and also our first exploration of binaural audio, took audience members of a tour of ‘Dumat’, international tech giant, as part of a beta test of their new personal assistant AI.

Audience members interacted with ‘Pavlov’, in a fully personalised experience, elevated by an immersive score presented in 3D space though their headset as they moved around the Dumat offices.


Pavlov – Dylan Howells

Margot – Jenny Plackemeier

Sydney – Kate Condon


DirectorHarry Machray

ComposerTamara Howarth

Sound DesignFindlay Claydon

DesignDylan Howells