Shortly after midnight on Sunday 2nd of September 1666 fire breaks out at Thomas Farriner’s bakery on Pudding Pane. Lord Mayor Sir Thomas Bloodworth is slow to react leaving the defense of the city to the citizens. Strong winds blow embers through the streets, quickly igniting spot fires through the night. With hand carried buckets filled at the river Thames, you and the other citizens of London must work together to put out the fires before the ancient city burns to the ground. Each of you lives in one of the boroughs or slums of the city. Do you stay and defend your home or do you help elsewhere to stop the fire coming to you? How much of the city must you let burn in order to save the rest?
Pudding Lane was first played at This is a Door, 2012
Devised by Robert Reid
Written and designed by Ben McKenzie, Robert Reid, Sayraphim Lothian, Kevin Turner
Playtested by Sharna Cousland, Peter Gianopolous, Dan Goronszy, Tegan Harrod, Trista Harvey, Jess Kilby, Dave Lamb, Nigel Langley, Amanda Law, Harry Lee, Sayraphim Lothian, Robyn McGregor, Ben McKenzie, Jonathon Powell, Robert Reid, Sam Streeter, Jess Stanley, and Kevin Turner
Photos by Robert Reid