“The Most Serene Republic of Venice” and The Fleece Blanket – Review of Venice Preserv’d

The latest immersive theatre adventure took me to Greenwich for The Spectators’ Guild’s wonderful performance of Thomas Otway’s Venice Preserv’d– a “fully realised immersive world” where you uncover “a tale of love, corruption, friendship, rebellion and betrayal.” The evening starts off with a festival. A team of gaudy, colourful and excited Venetians – with some somber […]

Immercity’s Feast and Parade – the Final Two Rings of Cirque Tsuki

The latest immersive theatre adventure saw my theatre group return for another evening at Southwark’s Babel Towers for the second and third rings of ImmerCity’s The Three Rings of Cirque – entitled Feast and Parade. The first ring, Birthday, we visited on a separate occasion – and you can read about that here. For this […]

Nothing Grimm about Shoreditch – Phillip Pullman’s Grimm Tales

The wonderful, rambling, and slightly degraded Shoreditch Town hall is playing host to an Immersive Theatre adventure that brings to life the dark and mysterious world of Phillip Pullman’s Grimm Tales. The performance involves a trip through a basement turned into a fairy tale world while five imaginative fairy tales are told. The evening is described as: […]

We Got Room Keys – Review of The Hotel Plays

Defibrillator Theatre’s The Hotel Plays are set in the extremely glamourous Langham hotel, which one of my theatre buddies repeatedly informs me is Europe’s first Grand Hotel. Everything about the hotel is immaculate and decadent, and it’s a wonderful setting to invoke the atmosphere of the – fairly wealthy and white –deep South Americana that […]

Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid : Review of Velvet Loop’s The Illumination

This week took me to the depths of Hackney for an Immersive Theatre adventure which presented itself as an open evening of workshops, learning and free thought hosted by “The Scholars of the Last Torch” – a group of similar thinking individuals who seek a collective freedom. It’s basically a cult. The event takes place […]

Going to the Hilton and We’re Gonna Get Maaaaarried – Dante or Die’s ‘I do’

This week I went to see Almeida Theatre put on Dante or Die’s ‘I Do’ immersive theatre piece at the Hilton Docklands hotel. The performance is a study on marriage told through a ten minute period leading up to a wedding as the characters get ready in their respective hotel rooms. It is described as: […]

Go Immercity, It’s Yo Birthday – Theatre Review of The Three Rings of Cirque Tskui Part 1

Immercity, one of my favourite immersive theatre groups, recently kicked off their Three Rings of Cirque Tsuki show, and last Sunday I got to see the first instalment of what will be a series of 3 individual performances with storytelling themes. The initial ‘ring’ or show is entitled ‘Birthday’ and is described as: Birthday comes from […]

Don’t Lose Your Self Control, Or Your Heart – Emma by ONEOHONE Theatre

“Emma” is a theatre piece from ONEOHONE theatre that presents itself as an alternative to traditional chocolates and flowers for Valentines Day. The production is an interactive and fairly immersive retelling of Jane Austen’s “Emma,” in which Emma shares her expertise in match making with a series of actors and audience members who have turned […]

Once Upon a Sketchbook

As part of a project exploring the great British tradition of Pantomime, I attended two different pantomimes and then drew sketches interpreting and exploring what I had seen. Here are the sketches from the excellent “Once Upon a Christmas.” You can read the review of the show here. The sketches are a mix of coloured […]

A Tale of The Odyssey Which Doesn’t Go Against The Grain to Repeat

The Odyssey by Homer– Performed by The Factory, at the CLF Art Cafe (**** from this happy camper.) It’s hard to see how an evening of acting out every book of Homer’s The Odyssey could be an evening of fast-paced, clever, interactive and humorous theatre—but it genuinely is all of the above. The Factory bill the […]