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Interview: Rosanna Mallinson on ImmerCity

ImmerCity stage site-specific immersive murder mysteries. The three shows to date have been set in The London Museum of Water and Steam, Kensington Library, and St Matthew’s Church in Bethnal Green. They all follow the same format: the audience plays in groups of six or seven, each person following one of the actors as they move through different spaces and interact with other members of the cast. In the interval, each audience group reconvenes to discuss and compare what they’ve ...

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Dead Quiet – Kensington Central Library, Review

Pros: An immersive theatre show in which you get to challenge the actors in your quest to reveal the truth Cons: The cramped library setting sometimes makes it hard to witness all the events It’s 1962, and Kensington Central Library is host to a sparsely-attended lecture on Cuban music – coinciding with the Cuban missile crisis, during which the world came as close as it has ever been to all-out nuclear war. A man is found murdered shortly after the ...

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Suicide at Vine House, 52 Romney Street – Review

Pros: An alternative night out, in a house that’s a real treat for Grand Designs fantasists Cons: Far too long to support the story line presented I have never attended an immersive theatre show that lasted much longer than an hour. I believe there is a reason for this; a time limit creates stakes. Unfortunately, Suicide at Vine House clocks in at over two and a half hours and by the end of the show my enthusiasm was waning. Furnished with an address and ...

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Crashed, Lowerwood Court Car Park

by Immercity Theatre CompanyDirected by Rosanna Mallinson★★★ Pros: Another well thought out production by Immercity which provides many of the components for brilliant immersive theatre. Cons: If you haven’t done the research, I don’t think this works quite so well. If you have done the research, you may feel that what you have looked up isn’t expanded on as much as you’d have hoped. Our Verdict: Give it a go. Immersive theatre is a popular form of entertainment at the ...

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Amusements, Battersea Arts Centre

Sleepwalk Collective Directed by Sammy Metcalfe ★★★ Pros: An unrelenting journey of sound that unsettles your senses. Cons: Narrative and the audience’s position are too confusing to follow. Verdict: An interesting example of immersive theatre with well-researched and effective sensory illusions. There is clear vision, but unfortunately it just doesn’t fulfil it. Courtesy of BAC Amusements is the hardest kind of performance to write about because it is designed to be experienced as an individual. Ushered in to the space ...

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Wyrd, Secret Location in Southwark (site-specific)

Clancy Flynn Directed by Rosanna Mallinson ★★★★★ Pros: The best immersive theatre I’ve seen in a very long time. Cons: The murder mystery style acting isn’t to everyone’s tastes.  Our Verdict: Be inside a horror film: a fabulously fun evening that gets under your skin. You’ll be talking about this one for a while. Courtesy of Immercity Waiting for a show to start has never made me so excited. This immersive performance begins the moment you arrive, with the actors ...

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