The Tower of London becomes a spooky playground for this after-dark immersive experience directed by Anagram, a digital theatre company. Messages and phone calls will lead you through the buildings and courtyards as the stories of code-breakers, law enforcers and religious extremists from the past unfold. Tours take place at 6.15pm, 6.45pm, 7.15pm, 7.45pm and 8.15pm and last 45 minutes. Preview performances on Feb 1-2 are available at a reduced rate of £16. Book in advance by visiting the Tower of London website.
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This was so disappointing, with the exception of access to the Tower at night with few people around. It’s an hour of listening, via headphones, to a story that was uninspiring and being sent on a route through the part of the Tower. Feel that it could have been much more interactive. Was expecting to have to solve puzzles or find out who the traiter was - and turned out none of us where. The Tower at night was beautiful and the contrast of 21st century buildings was stunning. Wouldn’t recommend unless it was changed to a more interactive experience.
The best thing about this is walking around the Tower at night time. The stories of spying were a nice angle, but the spy plot side of it - the immersive theatre aspect - was a bit flat. The story didn't make much sense and wasn't as profound as it pretended - spies protect the realm, but are they doing evil?
The Tower is great though. Maybe they should have focused on more detail of actual historical plots and spies - draw out our inconsistencies and prejudices that way. I left with a feeling that nothing new had been said; that there was nothing in particular to reflect on.
Worth the money for the atmospheric night time wander in the Tower.