An extraordinary immersive performance about embracing the unknown.

You are cordially invited to a surprise party. With the guidance of your host and help from the other guests you help get ready for the big surprise – but when it arrives, it’s clear no amount of planning can prepare us for what lies ahead.

Necessary Angel and bluemouth inc. advance the boundaries of multidisciplinary theatre with their explorative production. Audience members navigate a sensory rich path on their way to the wake of a loved one.

Accompanied by dance, theatre, music and video, no two audience experiences are the same after this heartrending exploration of loss, and joyful celebration of life.

Party Game Reviews

“… complexity below the happy surface of a surprise party.”

- The Wee Review

“Jennifer Tarver’s production navigates her company through a touching display with an elegantly aching yearning in search of closure.”

The Herald

“…powerful music and dance…lovely elegiac writing…makes for a continuously enjoyable and sometimes touching 100 minute experience.”

The Scotsman

Party Game

Co-produced by Necessary Angel & bluemouth inc.
Originally conceived by bluemouth inc.

Created by bluemouth inc. and Jennifer Tarver
Directed by Jennifer Tarver

Featuring performances by:
Susanna Hood
Stephen O'Connell
Lucy Simic
Dan Wild

Sound Design by Richard Windeyer
Lighting Design by Patrick Lavender
Set & costume design by Andjelija Djuric
Stage manager Lisa Humber

August 8 - 20, 2017
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe at the Traverse at the Wee Red Bar