The Unbuilt Room: Alexander the Great

Four performances between -
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A choice of four performances. Come in. Sit down. Explore.

This event takes place at the British Library. Please note the 1 February performance has been cancelled

The Unbuilt Room is part-performance, part-game: an interactive journey where people create stories… and stories create people.

This new edition of Seth Kriebel’s acclaimed ‘exploration game’ has been written especially to accompany the exhibition, Alexander the Great; the Making of a Myth. Inspired by choose-your-own-adventure stories and early text-adventure computer games, The Unbuilt Room: Alexander the Great combines the inventiveness of contemporary gaming with the simplicity of bare-bones storytelling.

Each performance is unique, shaped by your choices as you explore the legendary world of Alexander… without leaving your seat.

Performances take place on:

  • Wednesday 18 January, 19.00 – 20.00
  • Wednesday 25 January, 19.00 – 20.00
  • Wednesday 1 February, 19.00 – 20.00 (please note, this performance has now been cancelled)
  • Wednesday 15 February, 19.00 – 20.00

For those who arrive at 18.30, there will be the opportunity to briefly view our exhibition Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth before the performance starts at 19.00. This is included in the ticket price.

Seth Kriebel makes unusual performances, often inspired by games. His work has been presented across England and internationally. His retellings of Beowulf and The Death of King Arthur have been presented in venues and festivals and have toured extensively. His performance-games The Unbuilt Room, A House Repeated and We This Way have been presented in venues including Brighton International Festival, Battersea Arts Centre, Turner Contemporary, The Science Museum and Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, and continue to tour nationally.

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Name: The Unbuilt Room: Alexander the Great
Where: PACCAR 1
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: From £5 – £10
Concessions available
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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