A HOUSE REPEATED
A House Repeated is an interactive performance-game using imagination and memory to suggest that the everyday world is not always as solid as it might seem...
Developed through a Scratch process at Battersea Arts Centre in 2014, A House Repeated adapts Seth Kriebel’s long-running, small-capacity show The Unbuilt Room into a full-length piece for larger audiences.
Written by Seth Kriebel
Performed and Devised by Seth Kriebel and Zoe Bouras
Brighton Festival info HERE
A House Repeated has been performed at...
Battersea Arts Centre, London - 7-10, 14-17 & 21-24 Oct 2015 - PREMIEIRE
Somerset House, London - Sun 3 April 2016 > Now Play This
Battersea Arts Centre, London - 18-22 & 24-29 Oct 2016
Brighton - Thurs 3 Nov 2016 > Marlborough Theatre
Plymouth - Wed 9 Nov 2016 > The House
Aldershot - Wed 25 Jan 2017 > West End Centre
Reading - Thurs 9 Feb 2017 > South Street
Canterbury - Fri 17 Feb 2017 > Marlowe Theatre
Colchester - Thurs 2 Mar 2017 > Lakeside Theatre
Chichester - Thurs 27 April 2017 > The ShowRoom
Lincoln - Sat 30 Sept 2017 > Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
ABOUT THE SHOW…
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...listen to me talk about the show on:
...have a look at the blog I wrote for The Guardian
A House Repeated uses the same basic method of interactivity as The Unbuilt Room, described here by arts journalist Bella Todd: “[you are] in an empty room with performer/writer Kriebel, who describes to you another, virtual space. There are stairs in front of you he might say, and doors to the right and left. What do you want to do? Each audience member answers in turn to progress the narrative through the network of rooms, so you have to keep a firm hold on your mental compass while listening out for potential solutions to apparent dead-ends and locked doors. Set entirely in a maze of Kriebel’s imagining, it’s a piece of promenade theatre you undertake without lifting a finger, and gaming-inspired performance in its purest form.”
Originally inspired by early text-adventure computer games and interactive fiction, A House Repeated brings both the simplicity of bare-bones storytelling and the excitement of contemporary “sandbox” style video games to live performance. In addition to exploring, A House Repeated gives the audience an active role in the creation of the imagined world. Each show is unique, each new world a reflection of the group creating it.
A House Repeated premiered at Battersea Arts Centre with a sold-out three week run in October 2015. In addition to touring (and returning to BAC in 2016), it was presented as part of Brighton Festival in 2018 in a new, bespoke version exploring the history & heritage of Brighton Dome.
A HOUSE REPEATED IS PRODUCED BY SETH KRIEBEL. FIND OUT ABOUT OTHER PROJECTS AT SETHKRIEBEL.COM
PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS AT SETH@SETHKRIEBEL.COM