By the End of Us is a ‘Live Video Game’: a video game performed by actors, live-streamed to theatres in real-time. With new player interactions every night, no two productions will ever be the same.
After a successful run in November 2015, By The End of Us is coming back, bigger and bolder, with even more ways for players to influence the action.
Running as part of the hugely anticipated London Games Festival, the show follows assassin Mia Culper who, prepped with a camera and microphone, live-streams a first person point of view to her Contact. The Contact is an audience member, or rather Player, who sits in a private room at Theatre Delicatessen. Placed in front of a monitor and wearing a headset the Player communicates with Mia and guides her through the mission to eliminate her target.
Meanwhile, in the main auditorium, an audience views this interaction on large screens. Equipped with electronic keypads and a mission of their own, they must decide on key moments within the game, directly affecting the success of Mia’s mission. Their choices make the difference between life and death, between winning and losing.
With both the single and multiplayer audiences reacting differently each time, By the End of Us is a game that dynamically responds to its players’ choices. This means that each game is completely different from the last, varying in action and tone (from laugh-out-loud hilarious to deadly serious).
The production follows on from the success of Block Stop’s previous games (Dead Wait at Soho Theatre and Pleasance Theatre July 2014, Final Call at the Wellcome Collection July 2015, and Counter Call at the VAULT Festival February/March 2016) and builds upon its previous and much praised run at the Southwark Playhouse in November 2015. By the End of Us will be returning for a longer run in June 2016.
“It’s an audacious concept and it worked extraordinarily well” British Theatre
“Block Stop are creating an even closer bond between audience and actor.” BBC Radio 4
“It’s streamlined, it’s technical, it’s fantastically unique” Bad Birches
“Block Stop are definitely ones to keep an eye on.” A Younger Theatre
Booking Information .
Venue: Theatre Delicatessen. 119 Farringdon Road. London. EC1R 3DA
Running Time: 60-100 Mins
Multi Player: Dates/Times: 8 – 10 April 7:30pm / 9 – 10 April Matinee 4pm . Tickets: £14.50
Single Player: Dates/Times: 8 – 10 April 7:15pm / 9 – 10 April Matinee 3.45pm . Tickets: £24.50