David here – another quick update from the Best Festival Ever rehearsal room.
Exciting times this week – six weeks into this development, we’re about to begin our first public season. We arrived at the Battersea Arts Centre today and began setting up for our short scratch season, starting this Thursday 30th. After six big weeks, we finally get to share the results of our work.
It’s been a busy month. David, Nathan, Rachel, Nikki and myself have been devising and rehearsing full-time at the London Science Museum, working on bringing together the climate and systems science concepts behind this show with the story and game elements.
We took a brief excursion to Germany for International Spieltage, the world’s biggest boardgame convention, worked extensively with our extraordinary designer Gary Campbell on the tactile set and game elements, and held several playtests with Science Museum staff and friends.
You can see more videos on our Vimeo channel. These scratches were aimed at helping us calibrate and test the games in the show, and to be sure that they’ve effectively captured the science concepts they draw on.
Starting this week, we’re embarking on a busy month of shows. Following our week at Battersea Arts Centre, we’ll be presenting a public season at the Science Museum’s Dana Centre, a week at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, and a series of one-off performances for organisations such as Kings College London and Forum for the Future.
One of our key aims for this project is to communicate ideas around Systems and Resilience Thinking to a broad range of groups, so we’re pleased to be sharing the work with theatre audiences, science audiences, high school students, post-graduates, social innovation organisations and corporate groups, all in the next month.
Public show dates are as follows – you can book through the websites below.
Battersea Arts Centre
7pm Thursday 30 Oct
7pm Friday 31 Oct
7pm Saturday 1 Nov
Science Museum Dana Centre
7pm Tuesday 11 Nov
7pm Monday 17 Nov
7pm Tuesday 18 Nov
7pm Wednesday 19 Nov
Hope to see you there!