Fairytales are uncanny - that much Freud taught us - but Glasgow's Fish and Game have found a whole new way of sending us down the rabbit-hole with the haunting Alma Mater. Listed as theatre and billed as a "filmic journey for one", this unique 20-minute experience feels more like an art installation, as, armed only with an iPad, you are ushered into a white cube space fitted out with just a bed, stool and paneless window.
However, this same room duplicated on your screen soon becomes populated with a family whose story unfolds in an increasingly dream-like sequence. Fairytale motifs recur - caged bird, gingerbread man and forest - and the characters repeatedly look you in the eye, with a mixture of invitation, accusation and threat.
As theatre, Alma Mater lacks a live element: the true narrative exists not in the room or even on the screen but in the space in between - your mind. As in reading a book, Fish and Game ask you to fill in the gaps and in their hands (not to mention yours), technology isn't the enemy of creativity, just a new tool. I'm excited to see what they make with it next.