Have you heard about the new immersive version of The Crystal Egg, the haunting sci-fi tale by The War of the Worlds author H.G. Wells? This must-see, multi-sensory theatrical experience gets its world premiere at The Vaults in January. Watch the trailer and check out cast news – and then get booking!
What would you do if you knew you were being watched… watched by someone you were not even aware was there?
Adapted from the classic 1897 story by H.G. Wells and brought to life in the highly atmospheric labyrinth of The Vaults beneath Waterloo Station, Old Lamp Entertainment presents the world premiere of THE CRYSTAL EGG LIVE, a multi-sensory, multi-disciplinary theatrical experience set in 19th-century London.
After watching his father dash into the night, Charley Wace is taken in by Uncle Cave, an eccentric man who, with his dysfunctional family, runs a curiosity shop in London’s Seven Dials Rookery.
When the body of his father is found in the river, Charley inherits the sole possession found with him – a crystal egg. Believing the object to be of value, the family plan to sell it quickly and improve their lives. However one night Uncle Cave makes a chance discovery about this seemingly innocent item, a discovery that threatens to tear the family apart and plunge the world into a greater danger.
Fusing multiple art forms including light, sound, video, and performance, this production will bring to life the work of H. G. Wells, visionary author of The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine, like never before.
Follow Charley Wace’s extraordinary journey as he discovers an object of immense power amongst the dusty relics of his Uncle Cave’s curiosity shop and comes face to face with creatures of another world. #TheyAreWatching
In the premiere production, Des Carney is Charley, with Edwin Flay as Wells, Caroline Main as Anna, Jess Boyde as Mrs Cave, Mark Parsons as Mr Cave, Vincent Latorre as Bosso and Piers Hunt as Policeman. THE CRYSTAL EGG LIVE is adapted by Michael Archer and directed by Elif Knight, with set design by Jason Kelvin, lighting by Simeon Miller and sound by Dave Holden.
THE CRYSTAL EGG LIVE has a preview performance at The Vaults on Saturday 6 January 2018 at 6pm, then runs Sunday 7 January to Saturday 13 January 2018, with performances daily at 4pm and 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £30 (preview £20). CLICK HERE TO BUY.
About Old Lamp Entertainment
Old Lamp Entertainment are an award-nominated boutique entertainment company based in London. Driven by the creative vision of British actor and director Mike Archer, Old Lamp’s focus is on developing work across a broad range of outlets and platforms and balancing the gender playing field. From stage to screen Old Lamp aim to deliver high-quality entertainment to the national and international marketplace.