About Hinterland

Hinterland is the product of a collaboration between Hide&Seek and performance poet Ross Sutherland. It is the third iteration of a project formerly known as the London Poetry Game. It’s supported by Escalator East to Edinburgh, Arts Council England and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

Learn more about the development of the project.

About Ross Sutherland

Ross Sutherland was born in Edinburgh in 1979. He was included in The Times’s list of Top Ten Literary Stars of 2008. He has two collections of poetry: Things To Do Before You Leave Town (2009) and Twelve Nudes (2010), both published by Penned In The Margins. His one-man poetry/comedy show, The Three Stigmata of Pacman, is currently on national tour. He also has a new documentary about whether computers will ever be able to write poetry. 'Every Rendition On A Broken Machine' is released this summer


About Hide&Seek

Hide&Seek make social games and playful experiences. We expand the boundaries of play, reaching out into public space, new technologies, culture and media. We run the Sandpit, a series of events around the UK and a thriving network of artists, game designers and players.

Our values are centred around our belief that play, as a theme, a way of being, and design tool, is integral to understanding how culture will develop in the 21st century



Ross Sutherland
Game design, creative direction and digital development
Sarah Ellis
Assistant Producers
Luke Emery, Sarah Butcher
Visual Design & Illustration
Mark Ecob
Intallation Design & Production
Gary Campbell


  • David Jubb, Liz Moreton and Rosalie White, BAC
  • Andy Field & Debbie Pearson, Forest Fringe
  • Bush Theatre
  • Albany Theatre
  • Rachel Millward
  • Lahee Kim
  • Matthew Readman
  • Mi Young
  • Yerang Seong
  • Kim Trusty
  • Hands
  • Jerwood
  • Escalator
  • Lottery
  • Ff