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Immersive theatre in London

Get involved in ways you never thought possible at these immersive theatre productions

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.

The Great Gatsby

This 1920s extravaganza is staged by the immersive theatre equivalent of a supergroup: creatives from Les Enfants Terribles, Belt Up Theatre, Secret Cinema and The Flanagan Collective are all involved in turning The Vaults into the decadent world of 'The Great Gatsby'…

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The Vaults , Waterloo Until Sunday March 5 2017

Killer

Explore Shoreditch Town Hall's impressive array of eerie spaces with this promenade show, which'll bring you face-to-face (and ear-to-ear) with Philip Ridley's grisliest characters. A teenager who discovers dinosaurs, a one-legged surfer whose limb grows back...Jamie Lloyd's production uses binaural headphone technology to bring these supernatural stories to life. 'Killer' is staged at Shoreditch Town Hall as part of a double bill with Philip Ridley's 'Pitchfork Disney'.

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Shoreditch Town Hall , Shoreditch Until Saturday April 8 2017

The People's Revolt

Get your rebellion on, medieval style, with this immersive show inspired by the 1381 Peasant's Revolt. Immersive theatre company differencEngine will mix digital storytelling with historical narratives in 'The People's Revolt', a storming show based in and around the Tower of london.

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Tower of London , Tower Hill Monday March 6 2017 - Saturday March 18 2017

Of The Crowd

Inspired by video games and theories and the rise of artificial intelligence, this immersive performance explores the point at which humans and computers might overlap. Developed by Laura Kurlansky and Victoria Watson.

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Camden People's Theatre , Euston Tuesday March 7 2017

Ionesco/Dinner

Sit down to dinner with a star of French avant-garde theatre. Well, almost. 'Ionesco/Dinner at the Smiths' is inspired by Eugène Ionesco's comedies, which poked fun at the pretensions of the bourgeousie using surreal humour.  This bilingual immersive show sits the audience at a long table with a four-strong cast. Over glasses of red wine, Marianne Badrichani and company will introduce you to Ionesco at his most playful.

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Latvian House , Bayswater Friday March 3 2017 - Saturday April 1 2017

The Great Gatsby

This 1920s extravaganza is staged by the immersive theatre equivalent of a supergroup: creatives from Les Enfants Terribles, Belt Up Theatre, Secret Cinema and The Flanagan Collective are all involved in turning The Vaults into the decadent world of 'The Great Gatsby'. Loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, this Jazz Age spectacular invites the audience to deck themselves in vintage finery and join in the fun.

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The Vaults , Waterloo Until Sunday March 5 2017

Ionesco/Dinner

Sit down to dinner with a star of French avant-garde theatre. Well, almost. 'Ionesco/Dinner at the Smiths' is inspired by Eugène Ionesco's comedies, which poked fun at the pretensions of the bourgeousie using surreal humour.  This bilingual immersive show sits the audience at a long table with a four-strong cast. Over glasses of red wine, Marianne Badrichani and company will introduce you to Ionesco at his most playful.

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Latvian House , Bayswater Friday March 3 2017 - Saturday April 1 2017

Killer

Explore Shoreditch Town Hall's impressive array of eerie spaces with this promenade show, which'll bring you face-to-face (and ear-to-ear) with Philip Ridley's grisliest characters. A teenager who discovers dinosaurs, a one-legged surfer whose limb grows back...Jamie Lloyd's production uses binaural headphone technology to bring these supernatural stories to life. 'Killer' is staged at Shoreditch Town Hall as part of a double bill with Philip Ridley's 'Pitchfork Disney'.

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Shoreditch Town Hall , Shoreditch Until Saturday April 8 2017

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