A rundown of some of the shows in the 2016 Vault Festival that appealed to me including Houdini’s Last Trick, >taur_, Decide-A-Quest, The MMORPG show and Werewolf Live.
A disappointing first half, especially for anyone who’s attended a Wiretapper event, and a damp squib of an ending left this experience wanting in spite of the middle of the show having a strong set, high octane scenes and generally good acting.
A tongue-in-cheek ‘Allo ‘Allo style performance where I could never quite get my head round whether it was a serious game or not. When it was good, it was very, very good but there were a few too many moments where I was left disappointed.
Some of the best immersive theatre in London in an iconic venue with a masterful plot. If you play the game well this has the potential to be an amazing show. Sadly, I didn’t and that tempered my experience. Read the review to make sure you don’t follow my example.
A real-life first-person perspective game with one player controlling the main character and the “audience” controlling another character via a voting system.
Another installment from the masters of the immersive theatre treasure hunt. A brilliant murder mystery puzzle to solve, some fun puzzles along the trails and great immersive theatre.
A fun, one hour zombie experience set in a working shopping centre. Plenty of zombies, lots of different scenes, good use of the space and a fitting finale.
A once a month extravaganza in Islington. Easier puzzles but more interaction, this is another great performance from the masters of immersive, puzzly theatre.
I’ve really enjoyed some of the immersive theatre that I’ve attended in the past, but I’ve always felt there was something missing. A feeling that we were just following a script (albeit one we didn’t know), and that we’d end up at the same destination pretty much regardless of what we did. It should come as no surprise
After enjoying our experience a few months ago at CoLab Theatre’s Hostage, it didn’t take much convincing to get a group together for their new performance, Crooks. This one’s entirely separate from their three-part spy series and revolves around infiltrating a Cockney criminal gang and bringing down “the Don”. A few words on a webpage and a slightly cryptic voicemail in a YouTube video