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RIFT returns with an immersive journey through the underworld

Written by
Daisy Bowie-Sell

Remember when we, and quite a lot of other Londoners, spent an entire night – sunset through to sunrise – in the Balfron Tower in east London watching ‘Macbeth’ in 2014? Now the company behind that epic undertaking returns with their biggest show since. ‘Styx’ is an immersive audio journey where a headphones-adorned audience are plunged into an evocative mythical journey one person at a time. Oh, and punters are supposed to be dead: in ‘Styx’ audience members are making their final journey through the underworld.

RIFT have commandeered a disused fire station in a secret location on the Victoria Line which has been transformed for the site-specific show, which mashes up ancient myths in a modern way. And thankfully, this one is only around one hour, rather than ten.

Tickets are on sale now, and are a damn sight cheaper than the likes of other immersive pioneers You Me Bum Bum Train and Punchdrunk.

‘Styx’ runs July 1–Aug 1, Tue-Sat at various time slots. Head here for tickets and more information.

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