Before I go on, I feel I must mention that this is an experience for older children. We once took Evan to an interactive version of Fawlty Towers (think rude restauranteur and much bun-throwing – rib-achingly funny, but probably not for a 7 year old!) With the kids now at 11 and 13, we know they’re capable of engaging, and of eating a three-course adult-oriented meal, so we thought it was worth a try. They surprised us by not only enjoying the food, but by actually making their own quips with the actors.
Real waiters were in charge of food delivery, thank goodness, so there was no repeat of the Basil Fawlty service method that so unnerved my 7 year old the last time we ventured into immersive theatre. We were largely left to our own devices while we ate, but between courses was where the action kicked in. I’ll say no more than this: there were plot twists galore, drama and intrigue to keep you guessing, and hidden secrets I can’t tell you about, in case I spoil the fun! All in all, the Pedley Street station murder mystery was a really fun 2 hours of entertainment, complete with a top quality Sunday lunch. (I’m told that the Friday night version is a little more feisty, so if you are taking the kids, opt for a weekend lunchtime! If not – enjoy, and report back please!)
And if you’re dedicated fans of immersive theatre, our teenagers loved this War of the Worlds virtual reality experience.