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Month: September 2014

NATIONAL THEATRE WALES ANNOUNCE FULLY INTERACTIVE ONLINE AND LIVE PRODUCTION

NATIONAL THEATRE WALES ANNOUNCE FULLY INTERACTIVE ONLINE AND LIVE PRODUCTION BORDERGAME WILL INVITE A LIVE AUDIENCE TO ATTEMPT, ILLEGALLY, TO CROSS A BORDER – AND AN ONLINE AUDIENCE TO DECIDE THEIR FATE National Theatre Wales’ next production, Bordergame, will be a fully interactive theatre game of two halves… The Autonomous Republic of Cymru is an independent state operating a points-based migration system. Its borders have come under increasing pressure, recently – its health and education systems are still free, and there is plenty of work for skilled workers. A recent outbreak of TB in the Royal United Kingdom of New Britain and Northern Ireland (or NewK) has forced the issue to breaking point. Live Bordergame players will attempt, illegally, to cross the border from Bristol into Newport, without arousing the suspicions of the Border Agency of the Autonomous Republic of Cymru (BAARC). Meanwhile, online players will register as Active Citizens of the Autonomous Republic, watch the live players’ journeys, manipulate their experiences and even determine their fate. Are you game? Bordergame, which is co-created by artists John Norton and Matthew Wright, is inspired partly by the UK Citizenship test, and has been developed in consultation with refugees and asylum seekers now living in south Wales. John Norton, said: “I was first inspired to create a production on these themes in 1991, when my next-door neighbour in Manchester saved me...

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(l-r) Matthew Wright & John Norton

National Theatre Wales & The Space Conceived by John Norton and Matthew WrightDirected by John NortonDigital design by Matthew Wright The Autonomous Republic of Cymru is an independent state operating a points-based migration system. Its borders have come under increasing pressure, recently – its health and education systems are still free, and there is plenty of work for skilled workers. An outbreak of TB in the Royal United Kingdom of New Britain and Northern Ireland (or NewK) has forced the issue to breaking point.  Life is no longer safe in the NewK, and Bristol has become the epicentre for illegal migration and a gateway to security and prosperity in the Autonomous Republic of Cymru. Bordergame offers its players a safe haven from the perils of their old lives. All they have to do is make it from Bristol to Newport, without arousing the suspicions of the Border Agency of the Autonomous Republic of Cymru (BAARC) and its online, volunteer army of Active Citizens.  Are you game? Click here for Escape Migration Services Bordergame won the inaugural Space Prize – a new, biennial £20,000 digital theatre award presented by The Space and BBC Writersroom to encourage theatres across the United Kingdom to create a unique theatrical experience that will be shown on The Space...

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Matthew Wright

National Theatre Wales & The Space Conceived by John Norton and Matthew WrightDirected by John NortonDigital design by Matthew Wright The Autonomous Republic of Cymru is an independent state operating a points-based migration system. Its borders have come under increasing pressure, recently – its health and education systems are still free, and there is plenty of work for skilled workers. An outbreak of TB in the Royal United Kingdom of New Britain and Northern Ireland (or NewK) has forced the issue to breaking point.  Life is no longer safe in the NewK, and Bristol has become the epicentre for illegal migration and a gateway to security and prosperity in the Autonomous Republic of Cymru. Bordergame offers its players a safe haven from the perils of their old lives. All they have to do is make it from Bristol to Newport, without arousing the suspicions of the Border Agency of the Autonomous Republic of Cymru (BAARC) and its online, volunteer army of Active Citizens.  Are you game? Click here for Escape Migration Services Bordergame won the inaugural Space Prize – a new, biennial £20,000 digital theatre award presented by The Space and BBC Writersroom to encourage theatres across the United Kingdom to create a unique theatrical experience that will be shown on The Space...

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John Norton

National Theatre Wales & The Space Conceived by John Norton and Matthew WrightDirected by John NortonDigital design by Matthew Wright The Autonomous Republic of Cymru is an independent state operating a points-based migration system. Its borders have come under increasing pressure, recently – its health and education systems are still free, and there is plenty of work for skilled workers. An outbreak of TB in the Royal United Kingdom of New Britain and Northern Ireland (or NewK) has forced the issue to breaking point.  Life is no longer safe in the NewK, and Bristol has become the epicentre for...

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(l-r) John Norton & Matthew Wright

National Theatre Wales & The Space Conceived by John Norton and Matthew WrightDirected by John NortonDigital design by Matthew Wright The Autonomous Republic of Cymru is an independent state operating a points-based migration system. Its borders have come under increasing pressure, recently – its health and education systems are still free, and there is plenty of work for skilled workers. An outbreak of TB in the Royal United Kingdom of New Britain and Northern Ireland (or NewK) has forced the issue to breaking point.  Life is no longer safe in the NewK, and Bristol has become the epicentre for...

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