Dante’s In Furlough
Time Out says
Get away from the stress of 2020 with a trip to hell in this new immersive show
Is it a terrible name? Is it a brilliant name? Is an immersive theatre show based on Dante’s ‘Inferno’, the Shel Silverstein’s epic 1977 poem ‘Billy Markham and the Devil’, and our present, ah, ‘situation’ exactly what we need right now or just too many things to even really contemplate? Well, like it or not, ‘Dante’s In Furough’ would appear to be a thing that is happening as The Vaults reopen with this new adventure in which you travel through the circles of hell in an effort to win your soul back. However the show – written by Ami Stidolph and Sam Carrack, and directed by Carrack – turns out artistically, immersive theatre is not a bad way to rise to the social-distancing era: if you travel in small, sealed groups you’ll come into contact with considerably fewer people than even a gtrip down the pub. Ample safety measures have been taken, and the show is for just eight audience members at a time, with plenty of room to stay distant to anybody not in your bubble.