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Gingerline has a bonkers new show – and we’ve got an exclusive taster

Gingerline new show
Alice Pennefather

Here’s something really exciting. Immersive dining trailblazer Gingerline is cooking up its next show, and it’s going to be sensational. ‘The Grand Expedition’ is launching in a huge, top-secret location on the Victoria line (rather than GL’s usual Overground turf) on November 6. Part dance spectacle, part multimedia simulation, part supper club, it’s billed as a ‘floating, feeding, falling dream’, featuring five interactive courses paired with out-there performances.

In typical Gingerline style, all the other details will remain under wraps – but if the last eight years of eccentric edible exploration are anything to go by, you will want a slice of this pie. But if you just can’t wait till November, you’re in luck: we’ve sorted an exclusive taster at our Time Out 50 party on September 29. Grab a Gingerline bolt-on ticket and get a flavour of whatever wonderful weirdness ‘The Grand Expedition’ has in store before anyone else.

Tickets to ‘The Grand Expedition’ go on sale on Monday September 17 at noon. Time Out 50 tickets (including an exclusive Gingerline preview) are on sale right now.



Phil B

Well I went last night and was utterly underwhelmed. Judging by others I spoke to on our shared table, and in the bar, I wasn't alone.
There's no reason to hide the venue, it's a nondescript warehouse but they've kitted out the interior so you could literally be anywhere. The surprise of not knowing where I was going until a text on the day made it hard to plan, and added zero positives to the event. I guess this is a hangover from the supper club origins but they've failked to adapt it as they've grown. Shame.

the food was ok, I suppose but really not very impressive considering the cost. They were more interested in the theatre of delivering it to the tables I think. Serving "meh" food in interesting ways, sadly not my thing. 

the room was well set out, it was interesting and the projectors very clever but it was nothing of note, they asked you not to share photos on social media, no risk of that, no one was impressed enough to take any. The audio was appalling, one couldn't make out the words being spoken, so the story was lost

and the entertainment was woeful. a dozen actors / dancers doing their thing relatively well, but it felt utterly disconnected to what we were seeing and what I think we were being told. Then they forced guests to take part, I suppose "interactive" was drummed into them by the marketing team but watching guests reluctantly taking part and therefore doing so rather stiffly, added zero to my experience.

would I go to another gingerline event, probably not

would I recommend this one to you, absolutely not.