Geiger Counter Present
The Pool Game
Holbeck Underground Ballroom
‘You don’t know what it is that you’re charged with, so how can you claim to know that you’re innocent?’
Condemned to an absurd trial played out on a pool table, Josef K must play the game of his life. Inspired by Kafka's The Trial, The Pool Game questions the notion of justice in a world where the rules are manipulated to make sure the winner always stays on. Darkly comic and unashamedly political The Pool Game playfully invites the audience to participate - as a jury whose ultimate verdict may change everything or nothing at all.
‘Step up to the table... step up to the game...’
'Extremely engaging and thought provoking' (Audience feedback)
Written by established Writer / Producer Liz Tomlin (previously Co-Artistic Director of Point Blank), Tomlin continues to build her reputation with audiences and critics with this latest offering, directed by Di Sherlock, who recently received critical acclaim for The World’s Wife. This is a must-see show.
The Pool Game is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Point Blank and Barnsley Civic