Immersive Theatre: Stamp Collective creates Fantasy Cafe experience

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Thanks to internet retail and tough times, the high street is in trouble. Waterloo isn't going to take it lying down - as part of Mary Portas's retail master plan, the area has planned an interactive season of pop-ups and shopping events on Lower Marsh, a street boasting lots of good independent stores. The season kicks off with the Waterloo Quarter Food Festival, which brings theatre to your food as part of its take on immersive eating. Diners will meet at the Emma Cons Gardens opposite the Old Vic theatre and play an interactive game, solving riddles and puzzles will which will lead diners to locate their meal. To add to the interactive nature of the event a mobile phone app has been created to let users discover what lies behind the shop facades which taps into previous inhabitants life stories punters walk past. As well as an insight to the Waterloo area, local businesses will share favourite recipes in a bid to attract more people to the not-so–well known Waterloo quarter.  High street decline – you've met your waterloo.  

To find out more visit www.fantasyhighstreet.org.uk.

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