The Game has found you. As you read this you are becoming part of it.
You are part of The Game.
Das Spiel is a psychological immersive theatre show, a mindreading experience blurring the lines between performance and reality.
Imagine being unsure if someone else has planned your greatest moments. You discover more only by playing. This Game is different. As you play, it becomes larger than you. It reaches into your past and creates the present. It makes you comfortably uncomfortable. The players are different every night and therefore The Game is different every night.
Play The Game and let The Game play you.
Written and performed by Philipp Oberlohr, theatre-maker, performer and illusionist. Developed with support from The Yard and Ovalhouse theatres, directors Margot Newkirk Grambow, Sarah Scharf, and James Blakey, dramaturg Eve Leigh, and producers Cristina Catalina and Miguel Romo.
Philipp studied Theology in Austria, and trained at the International School of Corporeal Mime in London. His work spans from one-to-one installations to performing to large audiences, and centers on creating experiences that are immersive, site-specific, intimate and interactive. He has toured to the Barbican Centre, Arcola Theatre, Last Tuesday Society, Yard Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith (at the All Change Fun Palace), and internationally to Austria, Serbia, Hungary and Germany, to critical acclaim: “the accuracy of his guesses: genuinely spooky!” (Time Out), “”Oberlohr completely wins me round”” (Exeunt), “”supernatural”” (Irish Times), “tremendous charisma” (Everything Theatre), “outstanding magic” (Female Arts).
“Intelligent, artistic, very funny – and a master class in impressive illusions. Unmissable – it’s mind-blowingly good. Oberlohr is a marvellous entertainer with tremendous charisma …a truly entertaining riot of amazement and amusement. Go see it.”
“This feels personal, it feels welcoming – it really makes you feel that there is nowhere else you could have possibly been that evening other than there. …in such a theatrical and dreamlike way that it makes you feel that magic really does exist. Philipp I would now like to thank you personally for calling out to my imagination, wonder and ability to remember. Thank you for letting me be part of the game.”
“Das Spiel isn’t just smart. It’s funny, very funny. Oberlohr is charming, erudite, humble, encouraging…”