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Dive in, lose yourself

“Hi everyone, just to let you know, I’ve been cast in an immersive show and I’m heading off to Edinburgh in August”
“Brilliant!”“Congratulations!”“Well done!”“Exciting!”
“What is an immersive show?”
Ah.Yes.Exactly.What is an immersive show?After two weeks of R&D I think I can now answer that question.
Immersive theatre is thething at the moment.With the huge success of companies such as Secret Cinema, dining opportunities like The Fawlty Towers Dining Experience and the current birthday party phenomenon that is escape rooms – the audience for immersive work is huge.Audiences are looking for a thrill.An up-close experience.Something a little different.
My go-to for definitions is usually Google/Wikipedia.In this case “immersive” is lumped in with “interactive theatre” with Wikipedia saying “...immersive theatre, which brings the audience into the same playing space as the performers, obliterating any walls that separate the audience from the performers”
I’m working with the fabulous Flab…