The Marlowe
Seth Kriebel presents


An interactive version of the ancient tale.

Before we begin, I should warn you: this story ends with a dragon.

But every story ends with a dragon. If you make it to ‘Happily Ever After’ – and there isn’t a dragon nearby – the story isn’t over yet.

Seth Kriebel’s Beowulf is an interactive performance-game inviting the audience to explore the world of a legendary story from our ancient past… without leaving their seats.

Accompanied by an evocative soundscape, the audience is immersed in the world of the poem, exploring strange landscapes 1,000 years after the Viking hero’s adventures were first written down. Each show is unique, depending on the audience’s choices, bringing the world of the ancient epic to life… and asking why, after all these years, we still tell each other stories about the monsters that lurk in the dark.

Recommended 14yrs+

Supported by

Commissioned by and developed at Battersea Arts Centre.
Supported by Arts Council England.