It’s been an absolute age (well, about a year anyway) since I visited those innovative people at Chronic Insanity. They are well known for pushing boundaries of the possible in both live and digital situations. And that’s not to mention the sheer amount of work they produce; the aim is 12 pieces of drama every year.
The War Of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience from experts in the field Layered Reality takes H.G. Wells’ famous novel, adds a heavy layer of input from the famous 1978 concept album masterminded by Jeff Wayne and has its audiences (in groups of no more than a dozen) moving through 24 separate scenes in the remnants of an old Metal Exchange in the heart of London’s financial district.
Darkfield promoted site specific theatre even when we couldn’t actually go anywhere. Their neat answer was to get you using spaces in your own home or in permitted public places such as a park bench. Now they’ve gone back to an idea which they used prior to the great lockdown with a trio of short pieces taking place in converted shipping containers currently located in Canary Wharf in London’s Docklands.
A full-on immersive event – part play, part museum exhibit, part theme park ride and part party.
Although I have visited Brick Lane a number of times over the years, much of We Are Shadows: Brick Lane this was refreshingly new to me and the adventure was a delightful experience.
Play Dead London, a company specialising in immersive murder-mysteries, first arrived on the scene in 2012 and, judging by their reviews, it has most certainly made an impact in the immersive market.
There are puzzles, and codes to be cracked, jobs to be planned, people to be hired, revenge to be had & scores to be settled in the fun experience that is Colab Theatre’s Crooks 1926.
Guided by a web app, participants have 80 minutes to earn as much money as possible by answering cryptic puzzles. They must choose what equipment to spend their cash on before returning to the meeting place.
After chairing events for London transfers of Creation Theatre’s The Pit and The Pendulum and Dracula, I was chuffed to be invited to see them on their ‘home turf’ in Oxford and host a post-show Q&A for their new gaming take on Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
“A delightful, zany celebration of all things Thrones” – Audiences have been more excited than a Dothraki horde riding into battle about Game of Thrones-inspired theatrical dining experience Dinner Is Coming. Check out what the critics thought, then book your tickets!
Don’t go cold turkey on Game of Thrones. In fact, do the opposite. Indulge in a feast fit for the seven kingdoms with The Vaults’ Dinner Is Coming. Check out the new trailer for the parody of all things Seven Kingdoms, then book your tickets for a meal like no other!
“And would sir like a crossbow with that?” Not the normal question asked by waiters, but at new Game of Thrones-inspired theatrical dining experience Dinner Is Coming., it seems entirely likely. Get a taste for what to expect with these images from the show, then book your tickets!
With Game of Thrones about to leave a massive whole in people’s lives when the epic HBO drama comes to its conclusions, fans can still feed their hunger for all things bloodthirsty, Machiavellian and… tasty with immersive dining experience Dinner Is Coming. Book your tickets for a wedding like no other!
“Revolution is action. Revolution is choice.” Discover how Mark and Marichka Marczyk took that spirit of revolution, and all that comes with it, and channeled it into creating VAULT Festival hits Counting Sheep and Balaklava Blues.
Balaklava Blues, a music and multimedia experience exploring post-traumatic stress and attempts to move forward, is playing alongside its immersive predecessor Counting Sheep at this year’s VAULT Festival. Both created by Mark and Marichka Marczyk, they run at Waterloo venue until 17 March 2019.
In this episode of The Show People Podcast, host Andrew Keates is joined by Marie McCarthy – artistic director of the Omnibus Theatre, Clapham. Marie goes into great detail about her multi-award-winning theatre, its history, her vision and the many ways that theatre-makers can work with them as well as outlining their exciting upcoming season too.
Colab Factory excels at providing unconventional and immersive theatre experiences and For King and Country is no different.
Crude, disgusting, shocking, amazing, outstanding. Just a few words to describe this mental but incredible production. Trainspotting Live, based on Irvine Welsh’s 1993 book, follows a group of heroin addicts on their journey through life in an economically depressed part of Edinburgh.
Phoenix Rising isn’t your average play. Written by Andrew Day and directed by Maggie Norris, it takes place in an underground car park beneath Smithfield meat market and uses the whole area to tell its story.
Even putting your coat and bag in the cloakroom feels like a scary Soviet Union policy. But without spoiling too much, you don’t want to be weighed down by all your life crap in your bag because the recreation of the Pussy Riot experience will weigh you down enough.
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