Werewolves is an intimate interactive show where every member of the audience plays a character in the game.
Audience members are either villagers hunting werewolves or they are werewolves picking off the villagers one by one. There is a lot of lying, accusation and murder but all great fun.
Werewolves is a very simple premise but the complex array of characters and the way the audience identify and work with their character means that no two games/shows are the same. This has made for many repeat customers and once you have played Werewolves, you’ll want to play again … and again.
I have always loved games.
I worked in the computer games industry for many years. Werewolves is a family favourite that is always played at large gatherings.
Inspired by visits to both Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe I decided to create a theatrical version of Werewolves. To make the show more appealing and to help set the scene of the old gothic village of Millers Hollow and to help sell tickets I decided to transform from clean shaven to fully bearded. I devised a very gothic costume with the most enormous black fur coat which in hindsight was not the best choice, especially on 40C days during Adelaide Fringe.
Both Rachel and Phil have played Werewolves over the last few years but it has not been until now that I have been able to get to perform at Bondi Festival due to other commitments and, of course, COVID last year. Performing at Bondi Festival will be a first for werewolves in NSW and hopefully spreading the love for werewolves.
Werewolves can be a psychological test to promote an emotional response in the audience. It’s also a fun way to break the ice and spark interaction and conversation.
– Nick Phillips