Review: Secret Sofa – The Grand Budapest Hotel – Star rating depends on your own efforts but 5***** for making staying home so much better! @secretcinema #secretsofa @haagendazsuk @KieranMortell #staycreative #cultureinquarantine

Last Friday I got dressed up, drank champagne, ate ice cream and explored the gloriously odd world of The Grand Budapest Hotel. I did in my living with with 1000s of people from around the world thanks to Secret Sofa. Secret Sofa is a new branch of the highly acclaimed Secret Cinema.  It is obviously slightlyContinue reading “Review: Secret Sofa – The Grand Budapest Hotel – Star rating depends on your own efforts but 5***** for making staying home so much better! @secretcinema #secretsofa @haagendazsuk @KieranMortell #staycreative #cultureinquarantine”

News: Secret Cinema launches Secret Sofa – immersive cinematic experiences at home. @haagendazsuk @secretcinema #secretcinema #staycreative #immersivetheatre

Do you enjoy luxury and decadence? Are you Rich, old, insecure, vain, superficial, needy and liberally perfumed? Well The Grand Budapest Hotel is the place for you, and this Friday you get to escape lockdown and head there with many 1000s of other new clientele. This might be one of the most exciting things IContinue reading “News: Secret Cinema launches Secret Sofa – immersive cinematic experiences at home. @haagendazsuk @secretcinema #secretcinema #staycreative #immersivetheatre”

Review: 2** Swell Mob – Flabbergast Theatre at the COLAB Factory, London Bridge #theswellmob #flabbergasttheatre #immersivetheatre @FlabbergastT

Immersive theatre is new to me I was therefore very excited to rummage around my wardrobe creating an 1840’s costume looking like a cross between ‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘Drucilla’ from ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ (niche reference I know).  I was eager to meet ‘The Swell Mob’ described on the press release as ‘an explosive immersiveContinue reading “Review: 2** Swell Mob – Flabbergast Theatre at the COLAB Factory, London Bridge #theswellmob #flabbergasttheatre #immersivetheatre @FlabbergastT”

Review: 4**** Gingerline’s The Grand Expedition @gingerline #immersive dining #GLExpedition #GrandExpedition

Gingerline’s The Grand Expedition certainly lives up to its name. An innovative and fully immersive dining experience that is quirky, action packed and offers something for everyone. Set slightly off the beaten track (but still on the Victoria Line) the location remains a secret until late in the day, retaining an element of the unknownContinue reading “Review: 4**** Gingerline’s The Grand Expedition @gingerline #immersive dining #GLExpedition #GrandExpedition”

Interview: WHIST Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells @Sadlers_Wells @AoiEsteban

On the 19th June I am off to see Whilst at the Lilian Baylis Studio. This production is described as an experience which merges physical theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and an art installation, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physicalContinue reading “Interview: WHIST Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells @Sadlers_Wells @AoiEsteban”

Interview: Owen Kingston – Writer and Director or King and Country @Thecolabfactory until 10th June @_Parabolic_ @ColabF #ImmersiveTheatre #ForKingAndCountry

It’s December 1940 and a Nazi invasion force has landed on the south coast of England. For King & Country offers audiences a chance to immerse themselves in this gaming style experience where decisions taken in the bunker will shape the course of history! Reinventing the wheel of immersive theatre, Parabolic Theatre present an escapeContinue reading “Interview: Owen Kingston – Writer and Director or King and Country @Thecolabfactory until 10th June @_Parabolic_ @ColabF #ImmersiveTheatre #ForKingAndCountry”

Review: 4**** Fusion Theatre’s Stories from Around the World at Islington’s Pleasance Theatre  @thelondonfusion @TanyaChainey @ThePleasance

There’s always a certain amount of trepidation when one takes a four-year-old to the theatre.  A darkened room filled with strangers is not their usual environment. This means there is always a considerable risk that you will be the parent dragging a fractious, bored, crying pre-schooler across everyone’s eye line to prevent them spoiling theContinue reading “Review: 4**** Fusion Theatre’s Stories from Around the World at Islington’s Pleasance Theatre  @thelondonfusion @TanyaChainey @ThePleasance”

Review: 5**** An Evening of Meat – The Vaults, London @iam_concepts @thevaultsuk

Having launched on 27th March, An Evening of Meat is a unique and provocative dining experience about femininity, vulnerability, strength, stability, sensuality, power, and unbridled wildness which fuses expressive dance and indulgent dining to create and evening like nothing else. American director Kate March’s all-female creative collective use the tables as a stage while theContinue reading “Review: 5**** An Evening of Meat – The Vaults, London @iam_concepts @thevaultsuk”

Upcoming events: 40 Winks @MR40WINKS

40 Winks is a unique place. Described as the most beautiful hotel in the world, a place where you are treated not as a paying guest, but as a new friend, a place where you will be enchanted by the sheer beauty of the house and its unique ambiance, somewhere with a dreamy fairytale qualityContinue reading “Upcoming events: 40 Winks @MR40WINKS”

Review: 4**** The Silhouette in the Smoke – London Museum of Water and Steam – @Immer_City @waterandsteam

#Tweetingit: 4**** ImmerCity wring every drop of suspense from their unusual venue with great performances Directed and produced by Rosanna Mallinson, ImmerCity’s immersive theatre experience takes place in the industrially foreboding setting of the London Museum of Water and Steam. Armed with nothing but torches and coats, groups of six are set loose in theContinue reading “Review: 4**** The Silhouette in the Smoke – London Museum of Water and Steam – @Immer_City @waterandsteam”