Lilies and Dust

Lilies and Dust

$135 - $155 per group

08 Sep - 01 Oct | 1 hour 15 minutes Sideshow - The Attic

Alack! Your dear sweet cat is dead!
But pause your grieving, hold your dread,
Perhaps a chance to win them back?

Death – the Grim Reaper themself – contacts you offering a curious contest: a daring game to claim back your recently departed feline’s soul. For if you and your team of courageous mortal allies can find your way to Death’s doorstep, you may try to win your unlucky cat back while its nine lives still hang in the balance.

But your team will have to work quickly to decipher the many peculiar puzzles and poetic riddles set before you, combining clues and cracking padlocks swiftly to find the crucial nine keys. With only 60 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 feline’s fate?

“Lilies and Dust” is an intimate pop-up puzzle room, an interactive game that teams of 2-5 players must work together to solve. The room features original themed puzzles and incorporates an interactive costumed character, with portions of gameplay built around actor/player interaction. The game is priced per session, running for 75 minutes with 60 minutes of gameplay, and suited for both new and experienced players.

“Lilies and Dust” is written, designed, and performed by Sydney multidisciplinary artist Seymour Nixen. Originally produced for Sydney Fringe in 2019 and running for a sold out season at The Rockery, the game has been refreshed and extended for Sydney Fringe Festival 2023.

[NB: This event is priced per team for groups of two to five players, four is recommended and five is the maximum. Additionally, although “Lilies and Dust” explores themes around death and dying, there is no explicit adult content, horror elements, or jump scares. However, this event is not suitable for players under 15 years, unless with a supervising adult.]

Show details

Show details
  • 08 Sep - 01 Oct | 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Venue 1: Sideshow - The Attic
Performance notes
  • Content warnings: Verbal Audience Interaction
  • Things to note: Groups must book in advance and arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled game. Late groups may have their game time reduced. Players will be collected from the entrance of 47 George St at their booked time.
Venue details & accessibility
Sideshow - The Attic

47 George Street, The Rocks 2000 (Gadigal Country)
Telephone: 02 7813 4527


Both of these venues are in Historic Buildings with accessiblity challenges

How to enter:
LOLA's performances at the lower ground level are accesible all other performance in the Heritage venue is not accessbile friendly

Access Notes:
47 George Street is not wheelchair accessible

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"We utterly enjoyed our time at Lilies & Dust. The space was incredible and the puzzles were really fun to solve. But by far the best element was the interaction with our actor. As always, the best measure of a great room was whether my team enjoyed it. We absolutely did – it was a fantastic pop-up, interactive experience."

  • Creator. Designer. Performer. – Seymour Nixen