Hidden Track present

Drawing the Line

Commissioned by The Albany as part of their REBELS season,
and performed at the Deptford Lounge.




Everyone is invited into a large, clear space. The floor is empty. Then we draw the line. 

Drawing the Line is an interactive theatre experience combining storytelling, gaming and group decision-making. The line divides the audience into two rival nations. Each side determines how their nation grows.

Oh, and one last thing. Only one nation gets to survive. 

You can sit back and enjoy as the story unfolds, or you can wave flags, build cities, sing the national anthem, even defend your nation on the battlefield. All interaction is voluntary, and whatever you decide to do, you will be a celebrated citizen of your world.


Written by Elliot Hughes
Directed by Anoushka Bonwick
Performed by Nisa Cole, Steph Reynolds & Elliot Hughes

Sounds by Foz Foster
Design by Irene Jade
Lighting & Technical Design by Yvette Sedgley
Operated by Joel Lavine
Produced by Beccy Smith

Artwork by Pencil Bandit & Cael O’Sullivan
Dramaturgy by James Varney
Photography & Videography by Rosie Powell

Production Assistance by Lucy Barton
PR by Therese Ramstedt


Special thanks to:
Linda Bloomfield, Ben Stephen and all the brilliant staff & crew at the Albany; Annette Butler & her lovely team at Deptford Lounge; Linda Elliot & Oxford Playhouse; Camden Peoples Theatre & Sprint; Matt Panesh, Lancaster College and PRU; Darren East; Eileen O’Sullivan & David Jennings; Phil & Pip Weeden.

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