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.
Immersive theatre has thus far been limited to fat-walleted grown-ups, but this new show for toddlers lets parents and children go on a theatre journey together. Tom Penn's performance is inspired by the dizzying world of Neverland in 'Peter Pan', and creates space to imagine and play together. Each ticket admits one adult, and one child aged one to three.Read more
This interactive performance from Collectif And Then invites the audience to become a part of a surreal machine, where your every movement sets complex mechanisms at play. Created by Francesca Hyde and Lucie N'Duhirahe in collaboration with the Serbian collective Karkatag, this piece is a look at the meeting point between bodies and machinery, performed by three acrobats.Read more