Freshers: The Conversation Box

Dates and Times

Wed 23 March at 9pm

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Presented by Put the Book Down

Part of Sprint 16 Freshers strand


“Sit inside it. Think outside it.”

The Conversation Box is a new immersive installation piece, set inside a large cardboard box maze. Audiences navigate two by two along its narrow pathways of fragile walls, lit by the glow of a thousand strung fairy lights.

In the nooks and corners of the box, you will find “talking points”, a series of small tasks challenging your traditional means of communication. Of talk. You may find yourself handwriting letters to each other. You may find yourself reading a wall of never ending stories. You may even find yourself leaving behind the best advice you ever received, secured in a jar for someone else to find. Who knows?

With dim light, ambient sound, imagery, this is a world of home-made intimacy. Of connection.

Isn’t it time you took the time for a good long conversation?


Part of Sprint Festival 2016: London’s biggest and best festival of the newest, most adventurous theatre from across the UK and beyond.

Catch The Conversation Box in a double bill with With Force & Noise on the same evening. Two shows for just £16!

About the Company

Put The Book Down is a new theatre company hailing from Leicester. It comprises of  Olivia Deane and  Douglas Deans who, despite our similar names, are not related. Doug and Olivia have worked together in the past on theatre projects to great success, exploring more experimental work which looks at audience communication using more than simple dialogue.

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