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Malcolm Hamilton

Mufti Games

Malcolm is Creative Director of Mufti Games. He creates playful experiences to engage audiences in ideas. He is currently developing Play:Disrupt - a creative consultancy service using play to increase participation.


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Malcolm Hamilton

I am a theatre maker specialising in play and make most of my work through Mufti Games in my role as Creative Director. I use play, games and theatrical devices to create playful experiences and engage audiences in ideas. I often work in outdoor arts, where happenstance enables high accessibility -a key value of my practice. People can stumble across my work, join in and watch as much or little as they desire. I often start with known games, heritage or folk art connecting to a shared history which allows us to break down barriers of engagement. I was a Leverhulme Scholar attached to Bristol Old Vic Ferment in 2017 where I developed my practice around play theory and thinking. I am currently researching creative interventions across the globe for my arts council supported Developing Your Creative Practice grant. I am an experienced workshop host and a certified LEGO SERIOUS PLAY facilitator. 

Mufti Games create playful and memorable experiences for all ages. We make and tour our own work and create games for others- to engage audiences in exhibitions, ideas and projects.  

Our associates include actors, musicians, theatre directors, producers, designers and makers who love to make and play games. We love to be part of the worldwide play community!

We’re proud that our work is well researched, thoughtful, unique and of course massively fun to play. We take time to ensure it is accessible, suitable for wide age ranges ages and reactive- our performers and facilitators listen and respond to players making every experience personal and different.

Our games include L_ve Hangman, MASSIVE BATTLESHIPS and One Kid and Thier Dog. 

Mufti Games have been played at festivals, street events and venues including Eden Project, Somerset House, Festival Number 6, Bristol Old Vic, Wild Rumpus and partners on the Northern Festivals Network. Commissions include Royal Shakespeare Company, ARUP, Replicate, Civic Theatre, Bristol 2015 Green Capital, MShed and The Barbican Centre.

 


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