Lilies and Dust


Mad Mandrake & Co., as part of Sydney Fringe 2019, presents "Lilies and Dust", a theatrical puzzle room experience.

Alas, your dear sweet cat is dead.
Or perchance, you’ve been misled?

Death, The Grim Reaper themself, contacts you offering a curious wager: if you and three courageous mortal allies can find your way to Death’s doorstep, you may try to win your unlucky feline back while its nine lives still hang in the balance.

But your team will have to work quickly to decipher the many curious puzzles and strange riddles set before you, combining clues and cracking padlocks swiftly to find the crucial nine keys. With only 47 minutes counting down and Death hovering smugly, the challenge won’t be easy. Time is ticking and Death won’t wait, are you quick enough to change your poor cat’s fate?

“Lilies and Dust” is an intimate theatrical pop-up puzzle or “escape” room, an interactive game that players must work together to solve. The room features original themed puzzles and incorporates an interactive costumed character. Designed for four players the experience runs for 75 minutes with 47 minutes of gameplay. “Lilies and Dust” is written, designed, and performed by Sydney multidisciplinary artist Seymour Nixen.

[PLEASE NOTE: This experience is designed and priced for four players. While the game can be enjoyed by less than four players, four is recommended and also the maximum. Groups must book in advance and arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled game.]

Dates and Times - 20 - 22, 27 - 29 September, 1:45 pm, 3 pm, 4:15 pm,  6 pm, 7:15 pm, 8:30 pm, note no 7:15 pm shows on Sundays.


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The Rockery, 47 George St, New South Wales, 2000.