Meet Group 9

Christopher Blackmore, Alice Davies, Abby Sumrie

Parklife

A game about public space, green space and why we need it. A discussion about why we care and who we meet there. 21% of households in London have no garden, but 87% live within walking distance to a public park. During the months inside open public green space was (and still is) a lifeline. A safe place to see the sun, a friend or just sit. Now we ask where the parks came from, who runs them and what that means: could we do a better job?

Available Online August 31

Performed at St John’s Church, Leytonstone 12-13 Sept

Christopher Blackmore – Maker
Christopher is an actor, writer and theatre-maker who works primarily in immersive/playable theatre, writing, experience design and story-telling. Christopher has created work at Gingerline as a story consultant on the show ‘Chambers_’. He is the experience manager for R Space Productions: an award-winning immersive production company. Christopher has also been working as an actor for over 6 years, and has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Her Majesties Theatre, The Cockpit, and The Pleasance. He is also a game-maker for BuckBuck Games: an immersive live game company that works with the best immersive actors and improvisers in the UK.

Alice Davies – Maker
Alice works as one half of Abby and Alice as a Set Designer, Experience Designer and Installation Artist. Their work is cross disciplinary, site specific and interactive. They make environments that people can be in, that tell stories and that rely on audiences being active. Recent work has included a 12ft giant tap for Glastonbury festival, a functioning speakeasy built in an old leather factory for the Lost Estate and a 1940’s middle class, Indian kitchen left in a hurry, which told the story of the 1947 partition of India, with Nutkhut and Souvenir with Any One Thing, a show which toured audience members’ homes and was included as one of The Stage’s 5 best immersive shows of 2019.

Abby Sumrie – Maker
Abby works as one half of Abby and Alice as a Set Designer, Experience Designer and Installation Artist. Their work is cross disciplinary, site specific and interactive. They make environments that people can be in, that tell stories and that rely on audiences being active. Recent work has included a 12ft giant tap for Glastonbury festival, a functioning speakeasy built in an old leather factory for the Lost Estate and a 1940’s middle class, Indian kitchen left in a hurry, which told the story of the 1947 partition of India, with Nutkhut and Souvenir with Any One Thing, a show which toured audience members’ homes and was included as one of The Stage’s 5 best immersive shows of 2019.

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