The Seed

Lost for a hundred years
a precious seed lies undiscovered...

Part immersive theatre and part online mystery, The Seed was a real-world treasure hunt of the grandest proportions.
Inspired by true stories of the intrepid Victorian plant hunters, The Seed asked a new breed of hunter to follow clues and claim the lost treasure. Players and audience members helped our heroine in her quest online as she struggled to find the seed and prevent her world from falling apart.
The Seed was a series of immersive performances in the Great Gardens of Sussex. Each one contained different clues, characters and encounters and took a different form. The fourth and final play was a pageant steeped in folklore - a night time adventure in spectacular surroundings. This event cut to the heart of the mystery and was only for the bravest and most spirited of explorers.
The Seed was created by Goat and Monkey and David Varela and was commissioned by West Sussex County Council and the Great Gardens of Sussex.
The Seed received an Inspire Mark logo as part of the Cultural Olympiad for its  integrated outreach work with young people.
  • The Seed was created by Goat and Monkey and David Varela
    Script by David Varela
    Designer: James Button
    Sound Designer: Tom Hackley for HAVE Sound
    Lighting Designer: Dan Large
    Costume Supervisor: Holly White
    Production Manager: Alex Stone
    Assistant Director: Tory Sandars
    Video Producer: Ed Aldridge
    Photography by: Sam Holden and Luke Tchalenko

The Seed ARG Facebook

The Hunt has finished and the treasure found!
Click here to see how the story unfolded with images, video's and text on facebook
Read about The Seed Alternate Reality Game in The Guardian


Supported by: Arts Council England, West Sussex Arts Partnership, West Sussex Ahead Of The Game, Great Gardens of Sussex, The John Thaw Foundation, Mid Sussex District Council.