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A controversial new gaming experience is inspiring a generation in writer Gary Owen's return to the Royal Court, Killology. Read More >

A controversial new gaming experience is inspiring a generation. In Killology, players are rewarded for torturing victims, scoring points for “creativity”.

But Killology isn’t sick. In fact it’s marketed by its millionaire creator as a deeply moral experience. Because yes, you can live out your darkest fantasies, but you don’t escape their consequences.

Out on the streets, not everybody agrees with him.

“There is an instinctive revulsion against taking a human life. And that revulsion can be conquered.”

Writer Gary Owen made his Royal Court debut in 2015 with Violence & Son. This co-production with the Sherman Theatre is directed by Rachel O’Riordan and is the pair’s second collaboration after the award-winning Iphigenia in Splott last year.

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Age Recommendation: 14+

Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 25/05/2017

Closing Night: 24/06/2017

Running time: 2h10, inc. interval

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Cast & Creative


Alan - Sean Gleeson

Paul - Richard Mylan

Davey - Sion Daniel Young


Director - Rachel O'Riordan

Designer - Gary McCann

Lighting Designer - Kevin Treacy

Sound - Sam Jones

Author - Gary Owen

Music By - Simon Slater

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