The House Never Wins

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Wednesday 21 October 2020 at 7pm & 9pm

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Presented by Kill The Cat

We could all do with a distraction. Take a seat at the table, get ready to play. (There’s a real cash prize at stake.) The House is on fire.

The House Never Wins by Kill The Cat Theatre invites you to play what seems to be a simple game of blackjack in the casino called “The House”. However, there’s a catch. Whilst trying to pit your luck against the dealer, you also must keep The House alive. Interacting through game play on Zoom, and with WhatsApp pinging you visual messages, surveys and puzzles, can you work together to keep The House afloat, or will the lure of a real cash prize be too much to resist?

‘The House Never Wins’ is a fun, engaging and thought-provoking evening which reminds us of the importance of working together to keep our planet alive.

Originally commissioned by Upstart Theatre as part of DARE Festival 2019. Supported by Arts Council England, Shoreditch Town Hall, Camden People’s Theatre, Ovalhouse and Maketank.

Created by Dylan Frankland & Madeleine Allardice
Performed by Madeleine Allardice
Producer: Turtle Key Arts
Set and Costume Design: Erin Guan
Trailer: Michael Lynch
Poster Design: Keir Cooper


This show requires people to take part in a gambling role play and has a recommended age rating of 16+

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The company does not feel the performance contains any health warnings.

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About the company

Kill The Cat is a collaboration between theatre makers Dylan Frankland and Madeleine Allardice. Makers of bold interactive theatre described as having the ability ‘to start a new movement in theatre’ (PRSD). Their work explores difficult social issues such as mental health; loneliness; climate crisis in inventive ways. | Twitter: @KillTheCatCo | Instagram: killthecattheatre |  #THEHOUSENEVERWINS

Upcoming Performances

Wed 21 Oct, 2020
7:00 pm
Wed 21 Oct, 2020
9:00 pm