The House That Jack Built

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Opened 11 Mar 2014
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Jack was an architect. His son, Rob, inherited the house Jack built. Rob and his wife, Kate, are architects too. Their daughter Becky was an architectural student - a veritable dynasty. But Becky has dropped out; the house has started to crack; and Kate & Rob's other daughter, Natalie, has gone into labour. Now Becky, caught up in the worldwide Occupy protests, is missing. As their world crumbles around them Rob retreats into his fantasy computer games, his heroic avatar fearlessly battling dragons. Kate battles the real life challenges facing the family: searching for her daughter on the internet and texting birthing advice to Natalie whilst seeking expert opinion on how to save the house. And trolls, it turns out, are not just fantasy monsters...

Developed with support from North Devon Theatres, Bristol Ferment and Beaford Arts, the production won the Creative Award and Five Star reviews at Prague Fringe Festival 2013 and Best Original Piece and Best Actress at Reading Fringe Festival.