TRA James square

A new durational role-playing game by Pop Up Playground for Flooding in the Garden At The Convent.

Lots of debts, lots of secrets, nothing left to sell but the family home – life was terrible for the Russian aristocracy.

Pop Up Playground took Anton Chekov’s famous play, The Cherry Orchard, and turned it into a participatory event: Now Life In This House. The characters from the play came to life around the audience and enlist their help. Will you help Lopakhin convince the family to sell their land to developers? Will you convince Trofimov not to marry Anya?

The future of The Cherry Orchard is in your hands…

Now Life In This House
Game designed by Robert Reid and Ben McKenzie
Performed by Fiona MacLeod, Soren Jensen, Madeline Anderson, Jack Beeby, Andi Snelling and Jess Gonsalvez
Hosted by Ben McKenzie
Evolving props and photography by Sayraphim Lothian

Now Life In This House was presented as part of Forest Collective’s Flooding in the Garden