About the show
6 - 21 November 2014 / Covert Locations Between Bristol and Newport and Online
National Theatre Wales & The Space
Conceived by John Norton and Matthew Wright
Directed by John Norton
Digital design by Matthew Wright
The Autonomous Republic of Cymru is an independent state operating a points-based migration system. Its borders have come under increasing pressure, recently – its health and education systems are still free, and there is plenty of work for skilled workers. An outbreak of TB in the Royal United Kingdom of New Britain and Northern Ireland (or NewK) has forced the issue to breaking point.
Life is no longer safe in the NewK, and Bristol has become the epicentre for illegal migration and a gateway to security and prosperity in the Autonomous Republic of Cymru.
Bordergame offers its players a safe haven from the perils of their old lives. All they have to do is make it from Bristol to Newport, without arousing the suspicions of the Border Agency of the Autonomous Republic of Cymru (BAARC) and its online, volunteer army of Active Citizens.
Are you game?
Bordergame won the inaugural Space Prize – a new, biennial £20,000 digital theatre award presented by The Space and BBC Writersroom to encourage theatres across the United Kingdom to create a unique theatrical experience that will be shown on The Space website.