World Factory - The Game
Published by Nick Hern Books
Large Mixed Cast
Sold in Britain
Worn by you
From the factory floor to the catwalk, from Shanghai to London, World Factory weaves together the untold stories of people connected by the global textile industry
This edition of World Factory - The Game adapts the highly successful, provocative and participative theatre production for the page, offering readers the opportunity to play as individuals or in teams the managers of a clothing factory in China and recreate the experience of the game
Like a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' novel, the game has multiple routes and outcomes, interlinking questions of ethics, fashion, consumer capitalism, environmental impact, working conditions, migration and globalisation
In a cross between Monopoly and Poker, players trade in workers and money
But it's primarily a game about values
Will you be an ethical factory owner?
Or will profits always come first?
In the rag trade, can anyone ever really win?
World Factory was created and produced in 2015 by the performing arts company METIS in co-production with the New Wolsey Theatre, Young Vic, and Company of Angels
"Lively, ambitious and highly entertaining" ~ The Times
"Smart, mischievous and genuinely thought-provoking" ~ Financial Times