Can you get away with murder? That’s the question being asked of players of monstrously exciting new immersive game Jekyll / Hyde, which runs at VAULT Festival next month. Time to book your tickets!
The latest experience from Fire Hazard Games takes place around Lambeth from 12 February to 22 March 2020.
Plunge into a thrilling world of investigation and moral ambiguity. Under increasing time pressure, and with an enclosing threat from characters in hot pursuit, players uncover their hidden past and make decisions about their future. Exploring schisms of identity, the unreliability of memory, moral conflict, terrible ambition, risk and reward, and unbridled hedonism, this new event from Fire Hazard Games confronts players with real consequences for their actions and asks what they would do if they could get away with murder.
Using Fire Hazard’s unique blend of mobile game, real-world scavenger hunt, narrative storytelling and performers, Jekyll / Hyde is a theatrical adventure in both the virtual and real worlds. Players are guided through the game via a web app on their mobile phones, whilst also encountering a real cast of characters as they make their way through the dark and sinister Lambeth streets.
Commenting on the production, Michelle Hudson, Producer at Fire Hazard Games, says:
“We’re always looking for new ways to put the audience at the heart of our stories. With Jekyll / Hyde, we’re giving audiences the chance to explore the darker sides of their own psyches. This is also Fire Hazard’s first time as part of VAULT Festival and we’re thrilled to take part in this cornerstone of London’s cultural scene.”
Robert Louis Stevenson published his timeless Gothic novella The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in 1886. In the century and a half since, the tale of a doctor with a dark, insatiable alter-ego has influenced all realms of art, inspiring stage, film and television adaptations. In fact, VAULT Festival also includes a comic musical version of the story, Jekyll vs Hyde, running earlier in February.
Jekyll / Hyde is the latest project from Fire Hazard Games, whose recent real-life immersive games include the critically acclaimed 80 Days: A Real-World Adventure, a treasure hunt game that ran last year in association wit the Underbelly Festival Southbank, John Le Carre’s The Circus, in which players were put through their paces as Cold War trainee spies, and The Hunted Experience, a live event based on the hit Channel 4 show.
Running from 28 January to 22 March 2020, VAULT Festival is “London’s biggest, boldest and wildest arts and entertainment festival”. In 2019, the multi-venue festival attracted more than 79,000 audience members to see 428 different shows staged by more than 2,000 artists.
In addition to Jekyll / Hyde, its 2020 line-up includes tale of a Native American military veteran, Annawon’s Song, dance piece exploring living in a foreign country Living Here?, and female fertility drama About 500.
Jekyll / Hyde runs in the Lambeth streets surrounding The Vaults from 12 February to 22 March 2020, with performances 12, 13, 19, 20 February and, from 25 February, Tuesdays to Sundays 7.15pm. Tickets are priced from £20. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
About Jekyll / Hyde creators Fire Hazard Games
Fire Hazard Games makes high-energy, real-life immersive games that are easy to play and hard to forget. They take inspiration from computer games and movies and combine it with cutting-edge tech to make competitive, character-led experiences with the players at the centre. Since 2008 their games have been showcased in games festivals internationally including San Francisco, Berlin, Melbourne, and the London Games Festival 2017 Fringe.