Press release: 'The Game' returns in 2016
'The Game' a new play by Bradley McCaw will undergo another development workshop at Arts Centre Gold Coast in February 2016.
"I'm so thrilled that the play is being so well supported by Vicki, Brad and the team at the Arts Centre. My team and I are so very excited and fortunate to have their support..."
The play was first presented and commissioned by Brisbane Boys Grammer in 2013 which lead to a development workshop and public reading at the Arts Centre Gold Coast in 2015 directed by Lewis Jones and featuring Steven Tandy, Elise Greig, Stephen Quinn, Nicola Stewart, Daniel Simpson, Cailtin Duff. The projects production manager was Carli Griffin.
"...The play was at a cross roads in 2015. We had a choice to make; was this a play for children to perform for other children (in schools etc) or was it a play performed by adults for the whole family. We are still walking this road but the play is currently very silly, very entertaining and a blessing to be working on. Think Lord of The rings meets Harry Potter meets Monty Python..."
Tickets for the free public reading won't go on sale until later this year but for now check out the Arts Centre listing of the 2015 development reading:
“The Game” opens with two siblings, bored with their dull lives playing on their mobile phones. One stormy night a mysterious video game arrives on their doorstep, and upon playing it they are pulled into the alternate world of ‘Farnawee.’ Here they must fight Transylvanian thieves, talking trees and an evil monster lurking through the forest, to help their guide ‘Herat’ to save the kingdom from a wicked king. When the siblings are killed by knights, they realise they were pulled into ‘the game’ and are faced with the choice to save themselves or re-enter the game to help save the kingdom. What follows is a touching but funny story of courage and friendship.