Produced By: Kill the Cat

The House Never Wins

Genre:
Professional Theatre
Opens:
17 Mar 2021
Until:
24 Mar 2021
Times:
17 Mar, 19:00
17 Mar, 21:00
24 Mar, 19:00
24 Mar, 21:00

Our House is on fire. Come play live and gamble with the planet’s future.
We could all do with a distraction. Take a seat at the table, get ready to play. (There’s a real cash prize at stake.) The House is on fire.
 
The House Never Wins by Kill The Cat Theatre invites you to play what seems to be a simple game of blackjack in the casino called “The House”. However, there’s a catch. Whilst trying to pit your luck against the dealer, you also must keep The House alive. Interacting through game play on Zoom, and with WhatsApp pinging you visual messages, surveys and puzzles, can you work together to keep The House afloat, or will the lure of a real cash prize be too much to resist? The House Never Wins is a fun, engaging and thought-provoking evening which reminds us of the importance of working together to keep our planet alive.
 
A new interactive game theatre piece that you can play from the comfort of your own home. Exploring the climate crisis, self-isolation and gambling with the planet’s future.
 
Performance takes place on Zoom. This is organised by Kill The Cat and completely controlled by them – those taking part will get joining information upon signing up. Kill The Cat will communicate with audience members through Zoom & Whatsapp and will ask audience for their mobile and email information. This information will be immediately deleted after the show and will not be stored.
 
The House Never Wins is operating on a ‘Pay What You Can’ ticketing scheme, giving audiences a chance to experience more exciting and new theatre.
 
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the theatre industry is under great pressure as many theatres and artists have been able to carry on creating and performing during this time. As a guide, we would say a ticket to our show is worth £10.
 
If you’re able to pay more, you would be supporting the recovery of live theatre and sustaining growth of our small theatre company as well as allowing those hit financially by the pandemic to access this performance at a lower cost. However, these are uncertain financial times for everyone at the moment so we do not want finance to be a barrier to attendance, so do only pay what you can at this current moment.
 
Originally commissioned by Upstart Theatre as part of DARE Festival 2019.
Supported by Arts Council England, Shoreditch Town Hall, Camden People’s Theatre, Ovalhouse and Maketank.
 
Created by Dylan Frankland & Madeleine Allardice
Performed by Madeleine Allardice
Producer: Turtle Key
Arts Set and Costume Design: Erin Guan
Trailer: Michael Lynch
Poster Design: Keir Cooper