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Ovalhouse & Philipp Oberlohr present


Das Spiel is a mindreading experience, blurring the lines between performance and reality. Play The Game and let The Game play you.

Created by illusionist and performer Philipp Oberlohr.

NEW! Click here to read our interview with Philipp.

  • 12-16 May 7.45pm, 16 May 2pm matinee

Venue: Upstairs

Please note that, regrettably, the upstairs theatre is not currently accessible for wheelchair users.

The Game has found you. As you read this you are becoming part of it.

The Game 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.

You are part of The Game.

This is a psychological immersive theatre show, blurring the lines of performance and reality by illusionist and theatre-maker Philipp Oberlohr.


“... the accuracy of his guesses: genuinely spooky!”
Time Out London (on Philipp Oberlohr's séance)

“outstanding “magic” from Philipp Oberlohr” (on A Festival of Fairytales)


"I'm so part of the game. Amazing show." @amyrosedraper


"Unbelievable .He's obviously sold his soul." David Duchin, People Show


"Das Spiel blew my mind." @PhilGevaux


"Brilliant stuff. Mind blown. Great night." @Tommy_Murray1


"A standing ovation last night for the game." @YardTheatre

  • Tue 12 May, 7:45pm
  • Wed 13 May, 7:45pm
  • Thu 14 May, 7:45pm
  • Fri 15 May, 7:45pm
  • Sat 16 May, 2:00pm
  • Sat 16 May, 7:45pm

Directors: Margot Newkirk Grambow, Sarah Scharf

Writer: Philipp Oberlohr

Dramaturg: Eve Leigh

Performer: Philipp Oberlohr

Producer: Cristina Catalina

Additional information

Developed with support from Yard Theatre and Ovalhouse and in association with Ovalhouse

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