Sat 8 Oct | 8pm | Tickets £10 (£8) | Hexagon | Age 14+
Come in. Sit down. Explore. Imagination and memory collide to reveal that the everyday world is not as solid as it might seem… A House Repeated is an interactive performance-game combining the simplicity of bare-bones storytelling with the limitless possibilities of contemporary open-world computer games.
Two performers stand on a bare stage and describe another, imaginary place. By giving instructions like “Go North” or “Pick up the lamp”, the audience works together to navigate through the described space, overcoming obstacles and exploring this other world without leaving their seats.
Occasionally breaking into lyrical passages describing places from myth and memory, the performers eventually invite the audience to build a new world for all to explore together.
Find out more about A House Repeated on the website.
“pushing the boundaries of immersive theatre in alternative directions.”
“Turns the concept of immersive theatre on its head... stunning in both its simplicity and power." ★★★★★
“A gently fascinating interactive world… it’s funny, too.”
“The beauty of 'A House Repeated' is that we aren't told the rules; instead, we pretty much make them up as we go along.”
“it creates a sense of camaraderie within your team and friendly competition against the other....It becomes a social event that normal staging conventions could never hope to achieve.”
Images: Alex Brenner
Written by Seth Kriebel
Devised and Performed by Seth Kriebel and Zoe Bouras
Commissioned by and developed at Battersea Arts Centre for A Nation’s Theatre.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Seth Kriebel makes unusual performance, often inspired by games. His loose trilogy of interactive performance-games (The Unbuilt Room, A House Repeated and We This Way) have been presented in venues including The British Library, Turner Contemporary (Margate), Battersea Arts Centre, Summerhall (Edinburgh), The Science Museum (London) and continue to tour nationally. Other artistic projects include contributing to Historic Royal Palaces’ The Lost Palace project and the performance-for-camera-obscura Vivascope. Seth is the founder of the artist-development company Rules and Regs, which produced residency programmes across England and internationally for artists working in performance and live art from 2004 - 2013. He lives in Brighton.