And sure enough, this formidable team delivers a melancholy but compelling tale of identity, loss and loneliness as Margaret’s (Colman) interrogations of Vida (Redgrave), revealing the latter’s unhappy upbringing alongside her twin sister, gradually draw out unlikely parallels with her own life. It’s a sombre tale, toying with several literary conventions without quite reinventing them, but it’s never less than unsettling and frequently genuinely chilling.
Lady Chastity's Reserve, Hackney
This marvellously silly immersive team puzzle (a sort of cross between an escape game and the 'Mumsy' challenge in 'The Crystal Maze') has already spooked and amused many a team at its original venue in Battersea, but will now be challenging the people of Hackney from a dark corner of the People's Park Tavern. It's from the Handmade Mysteries team that does this kind of thing at venues across London. They know what they're doing. Expect plenty of surreal slants to challenges that can be pretty, well, challenging, and don't be surprised to be surprised either - we're told the immersive elements can be pretty interesting. They promise to let you out - or help you out - if you get really stuck but still, it might be best to bring some brains and leave your dumbass friends out of it.
Venue says: “Venture through an hour of hilarious clue-solving as you and your team attempt to win Chastity's fabled aphrodisiac wine.”