Immersive theatre, interactive theatre, site-specific theatre; call it whatever the hell you like, but London is bursting with plays and performances that defy stuffy conventions to offer you an experience that’s more like a real life adventure than an evening at the theatre. Walk through fantasy landscapes; eat and drink with actors; get chased by the bad guys; help commit a crime – screw virtual reality, you can do all these things and more in the flesh, in London town. Here’s our round up of London theatre’s wild side.
Helena Thompson's hour-long play, originally commissioned for BBC Radio 4, is the story of a plant-loving old woman who's being forced to leave her home. But she won't go, and it looks like some of her plants have some rather special properties... This immersive performance of 'Ivy' by SPID will take place in a building that's about to be torn down. It's a two-hander, directed by Mel Cook. Please note: This is an offsite production, held in a secret location near the Southwark Playhouse.Read more
The V&A is hosting a free festive knees up that celebrates its benefactors, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Queen Vic's habit of talking to herself transports her back to an early Christmas with her husband, with dancing, carols, and seasonal stories. This promenade show is written and directed by Dominic Gerrard.Read more