In Duncan Macmillan’s play People Places & Things, Emma (Denise Gough) is an actress who checks into a rehab clinic to deal with her addictions.
Headlong commissioned Coney to collaborate on a game which lives online in the world of the play. It’s designed to be played by anyone regardless of whether they have seen the play or not, but with added enjoyment for those who have done both.
We took as starting points the encounters role-played and rehearsed by the group of patients in the clinic, and the way in which the audience is situated in the performance. We were also inspired by conversations with Duncan about what drove him to write the play, and by conversations with groups of people aged 16-25 about the relationships they have with their phones.
Although the clinic is never named as Orchard Street in the play, the production team made some headed stationery…