One thing that I have really, really missed over the last two years is just good plain fun. This is what Viper Squad has in spades.
You gather in an unassuming office reception to start – looking much like any of the thousands of office receptions in the surrounding part of the city.
I have become obsessed with where the money goes in The Money Live. When my neighbour Charlotte and I attended the “part game, part moral debate, part theatrical experience” earlier this week, the cash pot (initially £296, reaching nearly £400 as more ‘silent witness’ audience members paid a £20 upgrade to join the action) rolled over as no unanimous decision was agreed.
Following over 5,000 applications, a cast of 42 performers are beginning rehearsals for the immersive production Doctor Who Time Fracture, from the team behind The Great Gatsby.
Michelle Hudson’s love life is the anchor on which this “NSFW” Zoom show and online app is tethered. Manimals is an interactive show/online game presented as a workshop launch for a new dating app. Michelle, a gaming designer, has mixed her professional and personal preoccupations here for immersive entertainment.
Lockdown theatre has offered a lot of inventive ways to deliver performances – Zoom, email, through the post, on WhatsApp, and in the case of You Don’t Know Me, But…, a one-to-one performance delivered over the phone!
You will quickly feel involved, in Viper Squad and have to think on your feet, retain a lot of information and trust your instincts. The Viper Squad relies on you.
COLAB have done it again with Flicker, an engrossing, sometimes unsettling, immersive experience that makes for an evening’s entertainment that feels appropriate for the time of year, and the times we find ourselves living in. We the participants have, we are told, been summoned here to assist Reverend Parks (Ben Chamberlain) (and his wayward niece Florence) in performing an exorcism …
A bold initiative from Platform 4 comes to your computer screen with this new immersive digital film. Invisible Music starts from the point of considering the issues around hearing loss but in a startling and powerful way, it manages to be about so much more.
The Great Gatsby, which had previously set a record as the UK’s longest-running immersive production, is planning to re-open at Immersive | Ldn in Mayfair on 1 October 2020.
I wanted to try out something from The Yard Online’s day of fun, and chose No Show, a Zoom performance which sounded something a bit different.
“Jekyll is the most narrative-driven game we’ve done so far… We wanted to see if we could do something where the story itself is the thing that compels you to keep on moving forwards.” The team behind immersive game Jekyll / Hyde told A Younger Theatre about their groundbreaking new Vault Festival show. Take a look at what they had to say, then book!
Oily Cart, the creators of All Wrapped Up, makes gently immersive, highly sensory performances for people under five years old, and people with complex needs.
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 ticket!
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.
Chambers is a truly fantastic night out for anyone who’s brave enough to take the plunge into a new dimension.
The Grand Expedition – the title alone calls to mind the colonial narratives of Dr Livingstone or Phileas Fogg, so it is perhaps no surprise that this show is more interested in presenting a stereotypical version of the countries we visit.
I’m not sure whether The Justice Syndicate is a play, event, experiment, or interactive performance. Whichever of this, it doesn’t really matter and certainly presents an interesting future for theatre.
The Land of Nod is as immersive as it gets, you may not get 100% of the story but what you do see shapes your entire attitude to young people and inner-city life.
Blurring the lines, nothing is ever black and white anymore, it is forever a shade of grey; Quiz is a show that reflects that sentiment fully. We are at the Noel Coward Theatre, a venue steeped in prestige and history. It plays host to many an iconic show.
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