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Immersive

Immersive theatre is possibly the newest genre, it covers all theatre where the audience is much more part of the performance; no sitting in the dark watching here, instead you’ll need to be ready to get your hands a little dirty

Review: Lockdown Town, London Bridge

There are three ways in which theatre companies can respond to the current crisis. They can furlough as many staff as they’re allowed and squint down the tunnel hoping desperately for a glint of light at the end. They can reopen with a socially distanced audience, paring back productions to match the reduced income. Or they can produce something genuinely innovative: this is the approach taken by One Night Records, whose immersive promenade performance sees the audience admitted in groups ...

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Red Palace, The Vaults – Review

The Vaults comprise a network of tunnels and performance spaces beneath Waterloo Station, and they’ve rarely been put to better use than in this immersive fantasy production. The dank, wet tunnels have been transformed into a medieval palace, a forest, boudoirs and cabaret spaces to powerful effect. Despite having visited the Vaults many times before, the space felt both new and exciting, with a real sense of mystery and discovery. The evening begins in the great hall, where you can ...

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The Unholy Marriage of Slice and Sweetly – St Matthews Church – Review

ImmerCity’s lastest immersive murder mystery takes place in and around St Matthews Church in Bethnal Green. It’s 1955, and memories of the war still resonate. You’re present at the wedding of Jim Slice, son of East End gangster Micky, to Maud Sweetly, the daughter of feisty widow Cheryl. But Maud has failed to show up; and neither her twin sister, nor her cousin Bernie, can explain why. It’s left to the priest, Reverend Gris, to keep the two warring families ...

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