The Other Way Works: A Moment of Madness

Company: The Other Way Works with John Sear and Tim Wright
Running Time: Fri 17 May, 4pm, 6.30pm, 9pm; Sat 18 May, 2pm, 5.30pm, 8pm
Certificate: Adults 18+, or 16+ accompanied by an adult.

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About this event

An immersive gaming experience.

As the press gather for a big announcement on the new environmental bill, a politician’s future hangs in the balance.

Thrust into the heart of a spy thriller, you’ll navigate the political scandal of the decade. Staking out a multi-storey car park, you must use every mode of surveillance to hunt down facts and intercept evidence. As agents of the state you will expose a complex network of corruption that threatens to destroy the UK’s path to environmental progress.

A Moment of Madness explodes out of the confines of the theatre into the gritty reality of the city – fusing compelling drama with the excitement of real-time gameplay to create a visceral new live experience.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Originally co-produced with Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Flatpack Festival. Supported by Birmingham Open Media, Sir Barry Jackson Trust, John Feeney Charitable Trust & Unity Theatre Trust.

Note to Participants: 

A Moment of Madness takes place in real cars in Watermans' car park. You can purchase a whole car as a group of up to 4, or you can purchase individual tickets and Watermans will allocate you to a car. In order to ensure a mixed group, we require your gender and age during the checkout process. Please call our Box Office if you have any questions or concerns. 

About the Artists 

The Other Way Works reinvent the way people engage with theatre, using real world spaces and emerging technologies. Based in Birmingham, they have been successfully working at the forefront of theatrical innovation since 2004 with their own distinctive approach to creating and presenting theatre. They integrate games, technology and immersive experiences with site-specific performance.

John Sear is an award-winning games developer who has left the ‘triple-A’ industry to focus on the creation of very high quality digital experiences for both research and the cultural and heritage sector. John is not limited by technology and develops independent of platform producing software for iOS, Android, Windows working with tablets, large-screen projection, giant touch-tables, Kinect cameras and Oculus Rift headsets. John won the prestigious Developer’s Choice Award at Indiecade 2012 (often described as the Sundance of the Games Industry) for his giant public space game Renga. He recently completed the technical development for a BBC funded touchtable project celebrating 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare.

Tim Wright is a digital writer and cross-platform producer with over 15 years experience. His writing credits include two BAFTA-winning interactive projects: the comedy self help disk Mind Gym and web & email drama Online Caroline. He also co-developed, devised and scripted
the BAFTA nominated science-learning web drama Planet Jemma and BAFTA nominated V2 22 Nov 2018 online holiday farce Mount Kristos. He is currently a part time lecturer at the National Film & Television School.

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