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Five performers stand facing forward on the corner of a giant black and white chess board. The background is dark but white tables and a white sofa are positioned on the chess board
Five performers stand facing forward on the corner of a giant black and white chess board. The background is dark but white tables and a white sofa are positioned on the chess board
A young man and woman kneel on a floor covered in a large grid of black and white squares, in front of a white sofa. His hands are clasped and she is leaning back
There is a huge huge black and white chessboard with tables, chairs and a sofa positioned on different squares. Five characters sit or stand at different angles engrossed in their work
In half light, five performers are rushing to across a large grid. Each one is holding a chair which is tilted forward in front of them

Game of Life

Written by Rose Lewenstein, Directed by Russell Bender

The Yard
September 5, 2012
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September 22, 2012

Game of Life

Written by Rose Lewenstein, Directed by Russell Bender

The Yard
September 5, 2012
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September 22, 2012

An old man burns what's left of his past. A woman tips her husband's ashes into the sea. A young couple watch fireflies flash in sync. In a chaotic mess of physical and virtual collisions, Isabel sets out to understand the relationship between thoughts and feelings and life and death.

Enter into a world of interacting rules and patterns, where city lights and constellations blink on and off like neurons firing in the brain. Game of Life weaves a web of stories that discover the ripple effect we have on those around us and the patterns in life that are only visible when we zoom out. Through millions of tiny choices we make in our search for meaning, a curious spontaneous order emerges.

Game of Life is inspired by the mathematical phenomenon of 'emergence' - the collective intelligence of ungoverned swarms. From the individual cells in our brains, to the cities we live in, to the communities we form online, emergence is a driving force in our lives

Game of Life was developed with support of East 15 Acting School and the National Theatre Studio and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Cast

Richard Clews
'Gregory'
Nicholas Karimi
'Tom'
Catherine Cusack
'Caroline'
Kate Mayne
'Isabel'
Stephanie Thomas
'Claire'

Creative Team

Rose Lewenstein
Writer
Russell Bender
Director
Mila Sanders
Designer
Michael Nabarro
Lighting Designer
Edward Lewis
Sound Designer
Clare Shucksmith
Associate Producer

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Supported using public funding by Arts Council England