A limited number of tickets are now available for Game People’s live videogame review theatre. The first performance is being showed on 11th April 12-1pm in an Exeter theatre. A combination of videogame themed stand-up comedy, radio-plays and songs offer an unusual (to say the least) hour of entertainment.
For the last five years the Game People videogame review website has been working with various artists to create unusual and creative responses to videogames. On 11th April at 12-1pm in The Bike Shed theatre we are unveiling our first public performance of these reviews. Tickets available for GBP 5 each in limited numbers, 57 to be precise.
Fin Irwin, Co-director Bike Shed Theatre, was keen to help Game People put on the first-of-its-kind event. "BikeShed Theatre regularly supports innovative performances and was happy to support Game People's unusual approach to reviewing videogames with theatre, comedy and music."
About the Show
Adam Moran and Nick Kenchington performs three ( http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/adammoran.htm) videogame comedy sketches. As Adam puts it "What happens when you cross a piece of theatre with a game review? Something quite interesting, and a little bit nuts. My two imaginary reviewers, Fred and Bob, offer an unique (and slightly argumentative) insight into the world of videogames."
Rebecca Mayes performs two of her ( http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/rebeccamayes.htm) videogame songs. As she puts it "I am inspired by that edge where two distant and separate things meet. What I am interested in is the collision of my own creative world with the creativity of the gaming world. There is something about the gaming wonderland which challenges my understanding of what constitutes beautiful art. It's tempting to be something of a purist when it comes to art, and particularly my own art of creating music, but recently notions of possibility and process have been more important to me than clear-cut, polished beauty."
Chris Jarvis performs two of his ( http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/chrisjarvis_radioplays.htm) videogame radio-plays. As he puts it "Traditional game reviewing tends to get caught up with obsession over graphics and control, without being able to explore their more intangible aspects. My radio-plays I uncover my response to videogames that are hard to express through traditional criticism. Short stories express a message, whether that's through satire, homage or even as a parable and I've learned that analogies can be extremely powerful."
Over the course of the show we will have reviewed Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Epic Mickey, Portal 2, Limbo, Uncharted 3 and Ratchet and Clank All 4 One.
About Bike Shed Theatre
Nestled at the end of an alley in the heart of Exeter, The Bike Shed Theatre hosts the only producing theatre in the City. With a 60 seat subterranean auditorium and adjacent vintage cocktail tavern, the venue has performances nearly every night of the year. Championing new writing and innovation, the theatre has gained national acclaim for its performances. With a national mixoligist champion managing the bar expect award winning cocktails, local ale, cider and juices and a carefully selected wine list. Add live music on Fridays and DJs on Saturdays and The Bike Shed Theatre & Bar is Exeter's hottest cultural night-spot.
The Spring season includes a world premiere of Playing with Snails by Peter Kesterton, plus visiting companies including Paines Plough, Angel Exit and Multistory. The full Spring season can be found in our Whats On section..
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