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 […]

#DigitalRevolution – Barbican

Currently, the Barbican is hosting a fabulous exhibition called Digital Revolution. It’s a wonderful interactive exhibition which celebrates how far digital technology has come in a short period of time, and also leads voice to the great things still to come digitally. The exhibition is divided into segments – some more impressive than others – […]

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 […]

“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: […]