Pullman Part Two – The Grimm Tales of Southwark

This week’s immersive theatre adventure took us to the foot of the Oxo Tower to see the second round of performances from Phillip Pullman’s Grimm Tales book. The evening is an immersive telling of six eerie tales from the book brought to life in atmospheric rooms by exceptionally talented storytelling actors. The first instalment of the […]

Tube Geeks on Tour – Geoff Marshall’s #Tubespotting

Everyone uses the tube in London. Most people touch in with their Oyster card, settle down with a Metro and look forward to arriving at their destination without giving their surroundings much more thought. Not so much tube expert, author and now stand up performer, Geoff Marshall. The man likes the tube, specifically the tube map, […]

An Immersive World War Woyzeck

Woyzeck at the Redbridge Drama Centre Directed by Kelly Taylor-Smith and Katharine Hurst 4 stars This week we headed out to the wilds of South Woodford for Scene Productions’ interpretation of Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck. The play tells the story of jealousy, betrayal, and the manipulation of man at the hands of others. It is a […]

The Man Who Climbed Out of His Clothes Surrounded by Naked Baby Dolls – Shunt

There’s an intriguing show on near the O2. Immersive theatre masters Shunt have built a palace of shipping containers for their latest theatre offering, The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face. The play is akin to an acid trip – and one on which you cannot wear your shoes – and it’s a really […]

Walkie Talkies, Wool Coats, and a Stolen Painting – Heist’s Immersive Theatre Adventure

I took part in a Heist the other night. It was exciting, stressful, fast-paced, and sweaty. However, the first rule of Heist Club is pretty much don’t talk about Heist Club, so here’s a brief review that hopefully doesn’t give the game away too much. Heist is the brainchild of Difference Engine and is associated […]

The Scottish Play and The Abandoned Tower Block – RIFT’s Macbeth

Something wicked and wonderful is currently underway in the Docklands. A towering grey concrete block of flats is playing host to a tremendous adaptation of Macbeth, done by imaginative and immersive theatre company RIFT (formerly Retz, and previously visited for an excellent performance of The Trial.) For this telling of Macbeth, the play is set […]

The Dwindling House of Holland and the Last Time I go to a Park After Dark

Part historical tour, and part total creep-out ghost fest, ImmerCity’s The Dwindling House of Holland is an interesting experiment in how to best utilise site-specific theatre. The hour-long ghost walk takes place in the pitch-black pathways of Holland Park, and is almost completely done with no additions to the ‘set’ other than what is naturally found […]

Adventures with Badge It – Ages 5 and Up

Whenever I’ve got an occasion that requires a bit of dressing up I feel more or less legally obligated to make something myself rather than buy costumes or accessories. This is partly motivated by the fact that I don’t have money to spare, but mainly motivated by the fact I feel I should be creative […]