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What's the appeal of spectating games?

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We are Chloe and Chris (together, we're Adventurers Wanted) - two people with backgrounds in theatre, a love of tabletop role-playing games, and a belief that something brilliant can be made when the two are combined. 

The core of tabletop roleplaying games is groups of people creating and telling stories together - something we love doing as theatre makers, and we want to use to find new ways of creating performances both with and for audiences. Some of the most exciting, moving and surprising theatrical moments we’ve seen have happened whilst playing tabletop role-playing games, and we want to find more ways to bring such games’ mix of storytelling, role-play and improv to the stage.

How can we take games and make them more theatrical without losing what's special about games? How can we make theatre structured using gaming mechanics without losing what's unique about theatre? And how on earth do we describe whatever the end result of this mash-up is? 

Love theatre but hate games? Love games but hate theatre? Come along and let's talk about why - and see if we can make something new entirely.

This Open Space event will be the second half of a day-long event: join the Adventurers Wanted team beforehand for a taste of Dungeons & Dragons! Whether you'd like to play in a game, be shown how to create your own personal character complete with backstory, or pick someone's brains about how to write up adventurers and run games yourself, we'll have plenty of experienced Dungeon Masters and knowledgable players to give you a friendly and easy intro to this world of role-play, improvisation and communal storytelling!

Let's play games. Let's make up some stories. Let's have fun. And then let's figure out how to do it all in the biggest, boldest, best way possible.

This event is wheelchair-accessible. Sign Language Interpretation is available on request. We welcome neurodivergent folks at all our events and we can provide you with detailed information and other forms of support if you let us know your needs. Contact us at [email protected] or call 020 7240 4556.

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