Part chat show, part impro show.
Lifegame is a show constantly in search of fresh ways to tell a story, a show that believes if purely personal experiences can be translated into theatrical language, they become universal. There is a different guest every night whom the cast has never met.
There is an interviewer asking the guest about their life; people, places, events. There are performers who turn those people, places and events into theatre. Lifegame is theatrical biography. The show takes the bare bones of a life story by interviewing a guest onstage and then transforming that information, there and then, into a magical piece of theatre.
Lifegame has toured nationally and internationally from 2004 including Bath Theatre Royal, Everyman (Liverpool), Lyric Hammersmith (London), Jane Street Theatre (New York), MAC (Birmingham), South BankCentre (London), Brisbane Festival, (Australia) Sheffield Crucible Studio, The National Theatre (London), La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego) and Tron (Glasgow) amongst others.
Directed and designed by Julian Crouch, Phelim McDermott and Lee Simpson
Lighting Design by Colin Grenfell
Photography by Keith Pattison
Performed by Niall Ashdown, Angela Clerkin, Julian Crouch, Guy Dartnell, Stella Duffy, Phelim McDermott, Toby Park, Lee Simpson and guests.
Lifegame is an improvisation form created by Keith Johnstone and we worked with Keith in developing the show.
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