What is the future of nature?

A storytelling game exploring the tangled relationship between humans and nature. 

In teams, players collectively imagine the story of their local area over the coming decades. New animal species arrive, climate impacts hit, people come and go, and the world changes.

Together, players share their hopes and fears for the future, unpack the competing agendas at play in their region, and explore solutions and compromises together. You’ll lose and you’ll gain, and the future is always stranger than you expect.

Overgrown launched in June 2022 at the Festival of Nature, supported by the Natural History Consortium.

The show is being presented with The Place, Bedford on 30 Oct and 2 Nov 2023. Click here for more info and how to book.

If you’re interested in hosting a performance of Overgrown, please contact us.


David Finnigan Game-maker and writer
Tassos Stevens Interactive dramaturg